Rock 'n' Roll Song
Valdy Lyrics


I came into town as a man of renown
A writer of songs about freedom and joy
A hall had been rented and I was presented
As the kind of a singer that all could enjoy
As I climbed up the stair to the stage that was there
It was obvious something was missing
I could tell by the vibe they wouldn't be bribed
They weren't in the mood to listen

They yelled out
Play me a rock 'n' roll song
Don't play me songs about freedom and joy
Play me a rock 'n' roll song
Or don't play me no song at all

I played them some songs about peace and contentment
The things that I've come to believe in
When I was through to a chorus of boo
Some track star yelled thank God he's leaving

Now someone play me a rock 'n' roll song
I've had it to here with your flowers and beads
Play me a rock 'n' roll song
Or don't play me no song at all

Well if I played you a rock 'n' roll song
It wouldn't be fair 'cause my head isn't there
So I'll leave you with your rock 'n' roll songs
And make my way back to the country

Still I hear play me a rock 'n' roll song
Don't give me music that I don't want to hear
Play me a rock 'n' roll song
Well I should have stayed at home with a big case of beer
Play me a rock 'n' roll song

Or don't play me no song at all

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: VALDEMAR HORSDAL

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Comments from YouTube:

Darren H

This is the most Canadian song of all time. Guy gets booed off stage and so he writes a fantastically self-deprecating song about the experience and ends off by saying he should have stayed home and drank beer. Brilliant.

susan wallace

That is what a true artist does, ,draws upon life~~~ #real

Darryl Purcella

No l

EldestSauce

I think that line is about someone in the audience saying they should have stayed home, not Valdy.

horty519

Bad day at work and wanted to chill. Your comment made me laugh - thanks!

nancy livingstone

love this song!

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Simon Fettig

I just got to do sound for Valdy last night here in medicine hat. If you ever get a chance to see him it's 100% worth it. This man is the most kind hearted, down to earth person I've ever had the pleasure to work with. He loves what he does and it shows

Gerry Yee

This is an example of excellent terrific music I listened to during my youth. Great tune Valdy.

susan wallace

Spiritual healing at its finest~~Love this song and Valdy~

dontrushme2112

One of the most classic lines in all of Rock-  Shoulda stayed at home with a big case of beer !

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