POKER POT OF GOLD


This is my new poker song, a complete original, which was produced my ex Valerie’s son Tim Ellis. I play a lot of Texas Hold ‘em Poker and have learned over the years many nuances of the game…you have to be really good in your play, your bluffing and assessing your opponents’ strengths and weaknesses and you have to have ‘Lady Luck’ on your side too! The word of the chorus of this song are, in ascending order of importance, all the styles of poker hand you can have in play. Enjoy.

POKER POT OF GOLD …..aka POT OF GOLD    ©Tim Kent2014

VERSE 1.
WELL HERE I AM A POKER-PLAYIN’ MAN
I REVEL IN THIS TEXAS HOLD’EM GAME
I LOVE ALL THE CARDS THE PEOPLE AND THEIR WORDS
THE GOOD BEATS AND THE BAD BEATS AND THE FAME
I LOOK YOU IN THE EYE AND REALLY KNOW THAT I
CAN PUSH YOU OFF THE POT WITH A GOOD BLUFF
MY POKER FACE IS BLAND WHEN I SEE YOU FOLD YOUR HAND
AND KNOW THAT I HAVE GOT YOU RIGHT ENOUGH
CHORUS
MY ACE BEATS YOUR KING, MY PAIR BEATS YOUR ACE,
MY TRIPS BEAT YOUR PAIR OF QUEENS AND THREES.
MY STRAIGHT BEATS YOUR TRIPS, MY FLUSH BEATS YOUR STRAIGHT,
MY FULL-HOUSE BEATS YOUR NUT-FLUSH IF YOU PLEASE.
MY QUADS BEAT YOUR HOUSE, MY STRAIGHT-FLUSH BEATS YOUR QUADS,
MY ROYAL-FLUSH BEATS WHATEVER HAND YOU HOLD;
AT THE END OF THE GAME I’M THE WINNER OVER YOU
AND I’LL TAKE THE WINNER’S PRIZE THE POT OF GOLD.

VERSE 2.
THIS POT OF GOLD IS REALLY VERY HARD TO WIN
YOU HAVE TO SIT AND CONCENTRATE FOR HOURS
YOU SHOULDN’T OVER-BET WHEN YOU’RE ON A LOSING STREAK
AND HOPE TO HIT YOUR CARDS, INCREASE YOUR POWERS
LADY LUCK WILL SMILE AND RUB YOU ON THE BACK
SHE’LL BE YOUR FRIEND AND HELP YOU WIN THE GAME
BUT BAD BEATS WILL COME AND BAD BEATS WILL RUN
AND KICK YOU WHERE IT HURTS YOU JUST THE SAME.
CHORUS

VERSE 3.
YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO BLUFF YOUR CARDS ARE NOT ENOUGH
TO ALWAYS BEAT THE PLAYERS THAT YOU MEET
YOU MUST KEEP A POKER FACE, KEEP STILL AND NOT GRIMACE
AND LOOK AS THOUGH YOU’RE WINNING IN YOUR SEAT
THIS BLUFFING IS AN ART IT TAKES PRACTICE AND GOOD HEART
YOU’LL FEEL A SENSE OF GLORY WHEN YOU’RE DONE
NEVER SHOW YOUR CARDS AND KEEP ‘EM GUESSING HARD
AND KEEP YOUR COOL, FEEL PLEASURE WHEN YOU’VE WON.

CHORUS…Repeat last two lines…and 3 x Pot of Gold at end.