Ace in the hole

George Strait

   You've got to have an ace in the hole
                                    A little secret that nobody knows 
                                      Life is a gamble, a game we all          play
                                     But you need to save something for a rainy day 
         You've got to learn to play your card right
                                If you expect to win in life 
                                    Don't put it all on the line for just one roll
       C7             F7         Bb(x13331)
You've got to have an ace in the hole
2: If you're headed down a one way street
And you're not sure it's the way you wanna go
In money or love or all the above
Have a little more than what you show
When life deals out a surprise
Have a few surprises of your own
No matter what you do, no matter where you go
You've got to have an ace in the hole
Chords I use (but they are by no means the only choice):
I still am not comfortable with the Bb(#5)/F#
 1111116  :111116  1111116  :111116  |||1||6  :|||116  ::11113
|||2|| :||||| |||2|| :||||| |2|||| :||2|| ::|34|
|34||| :|3|4| |3|||| :|333| ||3|4| :34|||
C7 F F7 Eb6 I often use plain Eb
:111113 111111 111111 |:1||:10 instead of Eb6.
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:|3|4| |34||| |3|||| |:|4|:
To really get the Western Swing sound you want to hit the bass notes
on beats 1 and 3 and strum the whole chord on 2 and 4, but muffle it
quickly to get a percussive BOOM-chick BOOM-chick sound. If any of
you are more adventurous and would like some "swing-ier" sounding
chords, I've got some suggestions from Bo Parker that I'll be happy
to share with you.