This town is full of guys
Who think they're mighty wise
Just because they know a thing or two.
You'll meet them night and day
Strollin' up and down Broadway
Telling of the wonders they can do.
There's con men and there's boosters.
There's card sharks and crapshooters.
They congregate around the Metropole.
If I knew what that meant I would agree with him.
They wear flashy ties and collars.
Yes, but where do they get there dollars?
They all have got an ace down in the hole.
Yes, and some of them write
To the old folks for coin
And that is their ace in the hole.
And others have friends on the old Tenderloin
That's their old ace in the hole.
Why, they'll tell you of trips
That they're going to make
To the North Pole.
Why they will brag about trips
They're gonna make
Over to Florida
All the way up to the North Pole.
But, their names would be mud.
Like a chump playin' stud.
If they lost
That old ace
Ace in the hole.