JACK OF DIAMONDS

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  • JACK OF DIAMONDS
    The Jack of Diamonds is a card with a history. “In the timber camps and levees where
    workers gambled there hard earned pay they would in the evenings sit down and play
    poker, hence the saying, the Jack of Diamonds is my only friend”. This story is of
    gambler who wins and loses, travels on and “When the cotton’s in I’m heading down
    South again”. The singer vows to get even for being worked too hard. He admits to
    losing his money to Jack of diamonds.
    Jack o’ diamonds, Jack o’ diamonds
    Jack o’ diamonds is a hard card to find.
    When you play the game of life
    You’ve got trouble, you’ve got strife
    Jack o’ diamonds is a hard card to find
    Life is like a game of cards
    But it’s very, very hard
    Jack o’ diamonds is a hard card to find
    Jack o’ diamonds, Jack o’ diamonds
    Diamonds is a hard card to find
    Jack o’ diamonds, Jack o’ diamonds
    Diamonds is a hard card to find
    Met a girl and lost my heart
    Lack of money made us part
    Jack o’ diamonds is a hard card to find
    She said life ain’t just a bet
    But I’ve never won it yet
    Jack o’ diamonds is a hard card to find
    Jack o’ diamonds, Jack o’ diamonds
    Diamonds is a hard card to find
    Jack o’ diamonds, Jack o’ diamonds
    Diamonds is a hard card to find
    (Instrumental Break)
    Jack o’ diamonds, Jack o’ diamonds
    Diamonds is a hard card to find
    Jack o’ diamonds, Jack o’ diamonds
    Diamonds is a hard card to find
    So if you throw diamonds back (?)
    You will never look back
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    Jack o’ diamonds is a hard card to find
    Jack o’ diamonds, Jack o’ diamonds
    Diamonds is a hard card to find
    Jack o’ diamonds, Jack o’ diamonds
    Diamonds is a hard card to find
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    Jack o’ diamonds is a hard card to find.
    Jack o’ diamonds, Jack o’ diamonds
    Diamonds is a hard card to find
    Jack o’ diamonds, Jack o’ diamonds
    Diamonds is a hard card to find.
    Diamonds is a hard card to find.