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4% Pantomime

from Hoax Over Sleepytown by Colton Cerny



4% Pantomime. by J. R. Robertson and Van Morrison. Album: Cahoots © 1971 Canaan Music, Inc / New Caledonia Soul Music.


The management said they were sorry
For the inconvenience you are suffering
And Mr. Booking Agent, please have mercy
Don't book the jobs so far apart
We went up to Griffith Park
With a fifth of Johnny Walker red
And smashed it on a rock and wept
While the old couple looked on into the dark

Oh, Baby, tell me if it's poker
Oh, Honey honey child, tell me, who's got the joker
is it poker?

Deuces wild, like an only child
I'll see what you got. How much is in the pot
You pay the tips and I'll collect the chips
It's a full house tonight--everybody in town is a loser
Well you know it's true mamma

The dealer's been dealing me bad hands
From the bottom of the deck without the slightest blush
And I don't know whether to call or check
But right now I feel like I got a royal flush
And my lady didn't show from 'Frisco
But we had to go on with the show
Everybody got stoned--it was a gas, it was a smash
Everybody got wrecked, checked. Oh, oh, oh, oh.

Oh, Belfast cowboy, lay your cards on the grade
Oh, Belfast cowboy, can you call a spade a spade

Oh, baby tell me, is it poker
You know i just can't understand who the fool is that holds this joker
Is it poker


from Hoax Over Sleepytown, released July 16, 2013


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Colton Cerny Austin, Texas

Texas born Colton Cerny is heavily influenced by old-time rock and roll. He and his band, The Trespassers, effectively harnesses an electic mish mash of style, delivering a potent cocktail of intensity and rhythm along with engaging lyrics.

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