The Master of the Game

Reads: 16  | Likes: 0  | Shelves: 0  | Comments: 0

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite

Status: Finished  |  Genre: Song Lyrics  |  House: Booksie Classic

song lyric about legendary riverboat gambler, George Devol

 

The Master of the Game

 

When riverboats steamed up and down

That mighty "mississip,"

Their poker tables tempted men

To try their gamesmanship,

And ramblin' gamblin' George Devol

Was mighty glad they came,

To give their time and money

To the master of the game.

 

He was the master of the game

On those gambling riverboats,

With a diamond on his vest

And a pistol in his coat,

From preacher men to soldier boys

He'd treat 'em all the same,

And leave them broke and baffled

By the master of the game.

 

The river life had called him at

The tender age of ten,

By seventeen, he'd learned the skills

Of other gambling men,

From Natchez town to New Orleans

He quickly made his name,

'Til all the sharks and suckers

Knew the master of the game.

 

Yes, he'd shuffle up and deal

From the bottom or the back,

They say old George had never met

A deck he couldn't stack.

 

He was the master of the game

On those gambling riverboats,

With a diamond on his vest

And a pistol in his coat,

From preacher men to soldier boys

He'd treat 'em all the same,

And leave them broke and baffled

By the master of the game.

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know - dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com


Submitted: November 07, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite

Add Your Comments:

More Song Lyrics Poems