September 19, 2005, 4:19 pm

Mmmmm….I Love This ER!

Boy, the things you find on the internet! I found this watch by accident; having noticed a Nancy Drew watch in a Google search, I figured there had to be a Cherry Ames version and here it is! I needed a new watch anyway, so it should be here within a week. Everytime I check a pulse, I’ll be reminded why I became a nurse! How often do you own a watch that makes you smile?

Have you ever heard the song, “I Love This Bar” by Toby Keith? Every time I hear it all I can think is that someone should write a version called “I Love This ER”. Okay, I’ll do it! The original lyrics were by Toby Keith and Scott Emrich and the song is off the “Shock’n Y’all” album. My apologies in advance to them both. Here is my version:

We got winners,
We got losers,
Chain smokers and boozers,
We got chest pain,
We got fractures ,
Some psychotic nerve wrackers.
And the people who just had to crash their cars.
Mmmm, I love this ER.

We got dyspnecs,
Some have scabies,
Folks afraid they have rabies,
We got vomit,
We got bleeding,
Folks who cut themselves weeding,
And men who are afraid that they’ll have scars.
Mmmm, I love this ER.

I love this ER.
It’s a hoppin’ place.
Don’t bother to get dressed up
But wear good underwear just in case…..
Expect to be late
Because you will wait.
Mmmm, I love this ER.

We got old folks,
Kids with fever ,
Homeless and overachievers.
We got nurses, we got medics,
Drunks whose lives are pathetic
And they pee enough to fill a Mason jar.
Mmmm, I love this ER…Yes, I do.

Instrumental Interlude

I like my books.
I like my friends.
I’d like to read on my lunch break.
If I could have one now and then….

But, I love this ER.
It’s a happenin’ spot.
And the patients all come in, at seven pm on the dot.
Give your co-pay
Before you stay.
Mmmm, I love this ER.

Mmmm, I love this old ER.


  • Gypsybobocowgirl

    September 19, 2005 at 8:36 pm

    Send it to that guy on the lawnmower in the “who’s your daddy” video. Cletus T. Judd maybe? It is worthy of publishing. They should get you to sing it as a keynote at the next ER Nurses Association meeting.

  • Karen

    September 19, 2005 at 9:23 pm


  • I think that if this nursing gig doesn’t work out (haha)…perhaps you have a future in lyric-writing! 🙂


  • D Bunny

    September 20, 2005 at 11:49 am

    HA! Brilliant! 🙂

  • Leann

    September 20, 2005 at 3:33 pm

    Just found your blog. Loved it, will be back!

  • Dr. Deborah Serani

    September 20, 2005 at 6:20 pm

    Verrrrrrrry funny!


  • Nurse Practitioners Save Lives

    September 22, 2005 at 6:06 pm

    I will just have to pass this on to my friends in the ER at my hospital. I will pop back through soon and put a link on my page for sure! Very interesting!

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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