I edited earlier post; added chorus and bridge and reposted as Ace in The Hole2
Ace In The Hole Old Time Song 1929 Words by James Dempsey; Music: George Mitchell
(G) This town is full of guys... Who think they're mighty wise,
Just because they (E7) know a thing or (Am) two.
(Am). You see them every day..
. walkin' up and down Broadway,
(D7) Telling of the wonders they can (G) do.
There's con (A7) men and there's (D) boosters...
Card (A7) sharks and cr*p-(D)shooters,
They congregate around the (Am) Metropole,
They wear (A7) fancy ties and (D)laces..
. But (A7) where do they get their(D) aces.
. They(A7) all have got an ace..
Down in the (D7) hole
Chorus.. (G) Some of them write to the (Am)old folks for coin.
.(D7) and that is their ace in the(G-Am-G) hole,
And(G) others have friends on the old (Am)Tenderloin..
(D7) That's their old ace in the (G-Am-G) hole..
(G) They'll tell you of trips that (E) they're (A7) going to take.
. From Florida to the (D7) North Pole..
(D7). The fact is their (G) name would be mud
Like a (Am)chump playing stud...
(G) If they lost (E7) that old (Am) ace (D7)down in the hole!(G-Am-G)