Ace In The Hole


written and performed by Paul Simon
from "One Trick Pony."
Transcribed by Erik Strom.


A7                 Bm    A                     Bm  A7 
   Some people say Jesus that's the ace in the hole

             Bm      A7                    Bm  A7 
 But I never met the man so I don't really know

            Bm        A7                Bm 
 Maybe some Christmas if I'm  sick and alone

A7                  Bm    A7 
He will  look up my number

                               
Call me on the phone and say,

G/D     Bm      F#m                               
Hey----,boy,        where you been so long?

G#m7-5                    
       Don't you know me?

Dm6/F                     A7   Bm A7    Bm A7    Bm A7    Bm A7 
      I'm your ace in the hole


A7             Bm       A                    Bm 
   Two hundred dollars, that's my ace in the hole

A7                       Bm        A7                       Bm  
When I'm down, dirty and desperate that's my emergency bank roll

A7                 Bm       A7                      Bm 
I got  two hundred dollars, that's the price on the street

A7                    Bm   A7 
If you wanna get some quality

                                                    
That's the price you got to meet. And the man says,

G/D     Bm      F#m                               
Hey,--- Junior,     where you been so long?

G#m7-5                    
       Don't you know me?

Dm6/F                     A7   Bm A7    Bm A7    Bm A7    Bm A7 
      I'm your ace in the hole
A7            Bm    A                 Bm 
   Once I was crazy and my ace in the hole

    A7                     Bm         A7                    Bm  
Was that I knew that I was crazy So I never lost my self-control

A7                         Bm     A7                                 Bm 
I just  walk in the middle of the road I  sleep in the middle of the bed

A7                    Bm   A7
I stop  in the middle of a sentence

                                            
And the voice in the middle of my head said


G/D     Bm      F#m                               
Hey,--- Junior,     where you been so long?

G#m7-5                    
       Don't you know me?
Dm6/F                     A/E       D#m7-5     
      I'm your ace in the hole,  oh yeah

Dmaj7                 
      Ace in the hole

C#m5-5         A#dim  
       Lean on me

Bm7                    
    Don't you know me?

Dm6/F                 A      Bm7/A     A7           
      I'm your  guarantee


G/D                G           
    Riding on this rolling bus

F#m                     
    Beneath a stony sky

Bm                         
   With a slow moon rising

E7                              A  A7  
   And the smokestacks drifting by


G/D                      G    
    In the hour when the heart is weakest

    F#m                  
And     memory is strong

Bm                       
   When time has stopped

E7                         A7   
   and the bus just rolls along

              D     A  
Roll on, roll on

              D     A  
Roll on, roll on

              D     
Roll on, roll on


A A/G# F#m  Bm  E  A7  Bm A7    Bm A7    Bm A7    Bm A7 

A7                 Bm    A                       Bm 
   Some people say music that's their ace in the hole

A7                 Bm         A7                        Bm  
Just your ordinary rhythm and blues Your basic rock and roll

A7                             Bm    A7                              Bm 
You can  sit on the top of the beat; you can lean on the side of the beat

A7                     Bm            A7
You can  hang from the bottom of the beat

                                             
But you got to admit that the music is sweet

G/D     Bm      F#m                               
                    Where you been so long?


G#m7-5                    
       Don't you know me?

Dm6/F                     A/E       D#m7-5     
      I'm your ace in the hole,  oh yeah

Dmaj7                 
      Ace in the hole

C#m5-5         A#dim  
       Lean on me
Bm7                    
    Don't you know me?

Dm6/F                 A7  Bm A    Bm A7          
      I'm your  guarantee


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