Paul Siebel

There never was a bad man in the movies
Who could lie and cheat like Honest Sam.
In the card room down at Louie's
He takes the pay from the working man.

Lay your cards upon the table,
And everybody show their hand.
Foiled again you sad-eyed losers,
Foiled again by Honest Sam.

Once, there came a simple stranger.
He caught Sam cheatin' and words was said.
Sam just winked at Joe the Strangler,
Joe, he shot that stranger dead.


Now Honest Sam lives in a mansion,
And he sails his ships out on the sea.
And if the Devil's paid his ransom,
Well I guess he'd pay for you and me.