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The Cards

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  • Mary Jo Malo
    You Play the Hand You re Dealt You lay a bet To see a card The one you get To play is hard What can you say? I ve always felt You play the hand you re dealt
    Message 1 of 1 , May 30, 2005
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      You Play the Hand You're Dealt

      You lay a bet
      To see a card
      The one you get
      To play is hard
      What can you say?
      I've always felt
      You play the hand you're dealt

      One holds an ace
      One has the trump
      Whoever pays
      Becomes the chump
      Your winning ways
      Can quickly melt
      You play the hand you're dealt

      A club, or spade
      Diamond or heart
      Whether you played
      Suits dumb or smart
      You had to stay
      With cards you held
      You play the hand you're dealt

      To change the deal
      Or beat the odds
      We all appeal
      To different gods
      But though to pray
      You may have knelt
      You play the hand you're dealt

      I've thought it out
      I'm sure I'm right
      Life is a bout
      We have to fight
      Though blows may stray
      Below the belt
      You play the hand you're dealt

      Some folks we see
      And may condemn
      But who are we
      To scoff at them?
      Who knows how they
      Have been compelled
      You play the hand you're dealt

      Oscar Brown, Jr.
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