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Ace In The Hole
Words by James Dempsey, Music by George Mitchell - 1909
G - -                  E7 Am
- - D7 G
- - -                  E7 Am
A7               D A7               D A7             A7b5 D7
G - Am -
D7 - G                Am7 G              Am7
G - Am -
D7 - G                Am7 -                 G
D - A7 -
- - D7              Cm6 D7
G - Am -               Gdim
G                E7 Am              D7 G -        (D7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This town is full of guys, Who think they’re mighty wise, Just because they know a thing or two.
You’ll meet them night and day, Strollin’ up and down Broadway, Telling of the wonders they can do.
There’s con men and there’s boosters, There’s card sharks and crapshooters, They congregate around the Metropole.
They wear flashy ties and collars, But the way they get their dollars, They all have got an ace, stuck in the hole.
Some of them send to their old folks for coin,
That is their Ace In The Hole.
Others have friends in the old Tenderloin,
That is their Ace In The Hole.
They tell you of trips that they’re going to take from
Florida to the North Pole.
But their name would be 'mud,' Like a "punk" playing "stud,"
If they lost that old Ace In The Hole.
Watch Eddy Davis play "Ace In The Hole" on the tenor banjo (youtube)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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