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    "Pool Shark" Lyrics

    Dave Dudley

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    He said, "Pardon me for bein' so bold
    But you got a cigarette that's already rolled"
    I gave him one, he lit it in his own good time
    The smoke in that poolroom hung like a fog
    When he talked it sounded like a growling dog
    He said, "Would you care for a dollar on the five or nine?"

    Now this man was ugly and his eyes were mean
    His clothes were dirty but his hands were clean
    He held that stick like a mother holds the hand of her child
    Well, I've been known to hustle a few
    When the waitress said, "Was he playing you?"
    And I said, "Yeah, bring me brandy water by"

    Little Red Parker was way in the back taking quarters and hadling racks
    And I told him, "Red, come up here, glue 'em up tight
    That brandy had me feeling warm, I tipped that waitress
    And I checked her form
    And I said, "Honey, you like a winner", and she just smiled

    I played like a man with a broken wrist, I won two and he won six
    And I had him set up so I said, "Let's play for five"
    But this time the crowd had gathered round
    To see this fish and just watch him drown
    I told that waitress, "More brandy water by"

    Then he went out and got a custom cue
    He said, "It's no offense to you
    But I don't play off the wall with nobody but friends"
    He had a gold initials in a leather grip pearly and silver inlaid tip
    He smiled at me and he said, "Hell-a-way, we play for ten"

    Well, I never seen a man that walk who made those balls and table talk
    They're speaking English, he sure didn't need my help
    He broke the ball and kept that string
    For a hundred and eighty seven bucks and a ring
    Till I gave up and said, "Friend, you're gonna have to play by yourself"

    Well, he racked it up and walked outside
    And I strolled out just to watch him ride
    And there was a blonde in their caddy built like the rest of that car
    The boys in the poolroom they had 'em a laugh
    And I hung it up and just let it pass
    And had nothin' but my elbows to put on the bar

    And the waitress smiled said, "Water by?"
    I took the charity and thanked her polite
    And sittin' there sippin' and suddenly I had me a thought
    Unlucky gambler and lucky in love
    Guess you know what I was thinking of
    When I said waitress, "Honey, what time you get off?"
    This song was submitted on July 26th, 2012 and last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Bradley Nowell.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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