Now There Were Some Old Women

Now there were some old women

I've heard people say

Who gambled and gambled

Their whole life away.

They complained of their backs

And complained of their head

But they gambled right on

When they were most dead.

They shuffled the cards

And shook the dice

If there was a game going on

You needn't ask twice.

Now all these women I've heard people say

Wondered what they'd do

When came judgment day.

Now I'll tell you what one woman said

Now I'll never worry

If I know when I'm dead

When I'm in my coffin if you'll just look and see

If there's a deck of cards there beside me

Just tell St. Peter when he opens the gate

If there's a game going on

I don't want to be late.

And tell him too

In case I forgot

To deal out the cards and check out the pot.

- Myrtle Storm

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