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This song is created by Newfoundland's "Man of 1000 Songs", Ron Hynes, with words from "Thirty for Sixty", among the last collection of poems from the NL poet, playwright, songwriter Al Pittman.

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30 for 60

Composed by Ron Hynes & Al Pittman
Performed by Allison Crowe

And I don't have the five in my hand,
not 'last leg to stand upon.
But, what the Hell - 30 for 60
let the night swell
An' somebody fix me a single malt whiskey.

And I don't have the Jack or the Ace
but, I got on my good poker face
and I'm holding my Queen - 30 for 60
I'm feelin' hungry and lean
and life's about chances
and the King's in the kitty - 30 for 60

You better take this to heart
you can gamble your soul
I'm 65 now and I'm still in a hole
life's just a game
it's a grand piece of fun
and there's nothing else I can go on

And I don't have the Jack or the Ace
but I got on this good poker face
and I'm holding my Queen - 30 for 60
I'm feelin' hungry and mean
and life's about chances
and the King's in the kitty - 30 for 60

You better take this to heart
you can gamble your soul
I'm 65 now and I'm still in the hole
and life's just a game
it's a grand piece of fun
and there's little else I can go on

And I don't have the Five in my hand
But I recall my old man used to say
"What the hell, I'm going 30 for 60"
let the night swell
and somebody fix me a single malt whiskey
30 for 60

30 for 60

30 for 60

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from Newfoundland Vinyl II, released December 2, 2014
Allison Crowe - voice, guitar, arranger, engineer and producer

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