Ace in the hole

George Strait





 ABb
   You've got to have an ace in the hole
 D7AA7Eb7BbBb7
                                    A little secret that nobody knows 
 DD#dim7A/EF#7EbEdim7Bb/FBb(#5)/F#G7#5
                                      Life is a gamble, a game we all          play
 B7EE7C7FF7
                                     But you need to save something for a rainy day 
 ABb
         You've got to learn to play your card right
 D7AA7Eb7BbBb7
                                If you expect to win in life 
 DD#dim7A/EF#7Eb6Edim7Bb/FG7#5
                                    Don't put it all on the line for just one roll
 B7E7A
       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#
 BbEb7Bb7EbEdim7Bb/FG7#5
 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.