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(1) at some point, this changed from "one gold dollar" - inflation! (2) after a while, Garcia dropped "sweet Susie" from this line, though he occasionally seemed to forget and bring it back again! It rarely appears after 1972, but instances are 5/14/74, 6/18/74 and 1/10/79.

Lyrics By
Robert Hunter
Music By
Jerry Garcia
Lyrics

If I had a gun for every ace that I had drawn
I could arm a town the size of Abilene
Don't you push me baby, 'cause I'm moaning low
And you know I'm only in it for the gold

All that I am asking for is ten gold dollars (note 1)
And I could pay you back with one good hand
You can look around at the wide world over
But you'll never find another honest man

Last fair deal in the country, sweet Susie (note 2)
Last fair deal in the town
Put your gold money where your love is baby
Before you let my deal go down

Don't you push me baby, 'cause I'm moaning low
Well I know a little something you won't ever know
Don't you touch hard liquor, just a cup of cold coffee
Gonna get up in the morning and go

Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine
I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines
Come to daddy on an inside straight
Well I got no chance of losing this time
Well I got no chance of losing this time

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    If I had a gun for every ace that I had drawn
    I could arm a town the size of Abilene
    Don't you push me baby, 'cause I'm moaning low
    And you know I'm only in it for the gold

    All that I am asking for is ten gold dollars (note 1)
    And I could pay you back with one good hand
    You can look around at the wide world over
    But you'll never find another honest man

    Last fair deal in the country, sweet Susie (note 2)
    Last fair deal in the town
    Put your gold money where your love is baby
    Before you let my deal go down

    Don't you push me baby, 'cause I'm moaning low
    Well I know a little something you won't ever know
    Don't you touch hard liquor, just a cup of cold coffee
    Gonna get up in the morning and go

    Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine
    I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines
    Come to daddy on an inside straight
    Well I got no chance of losing this time
    Well I got no chance of losing this time

    (1) at some point, this changed from "one gold dollar" - inflation! (2) after a while, Garcia dropped "sweet Susie" from this line, though he occasionally seemed to forget and bring it back again! It rarely appears after 1972, but instances are 5/14/74, 6/18/74 and 1/10/79.