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Ace in the Hole  George Strait

As written in Bb, this song may be difficult for some of you (I still
can't make all the chord switches smoothly) so I've included a simplified
version in A. You can play these chords along with the recording if you
capo the first fret.
[Bb]You've got to have an ace in the hole
[D7] [A] [A7]  
A little [Eb7]secret that nobody [Bb]knows[Bb7]
[D] [D#dim7] [A/E] [F#7] 
[Eb]Life is a [Edim7]gamble, a [Bb/F]game we [Bb(#5)/F#]all [G7#5]play
[B7] [E] [E7] 
But you [C7]need to save something for a [F]rainy day[F7]
You've [Bb]got to learn to play your card right
[D7] [A] [A7]  
If [Eb7]you expect to win in [Bb]life[Bb7]
[D] [D#dim7] [A/E] [F#7] 
Don't [Eb6]put it all [Edim7]on the line [Bb/F]for just one [G7#5]roll
[B7]C7 [E7]F7 [A]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#
[Bb]1111116 [Eb7]:111116 [Bb7]1111116 [Eb]:111116 [Edim7] 1 6 [Bb/F]: 116 [G7#5]::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.
: 2 2 2: 3:
: 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.

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A A/E A7 B7 Bb Bb/F Bb7 C7 D D#dim7 D7 E E7 Eb Eb6 Eb7 Edim7 F F#7 F7 G7#5
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