View Full Version : Classic Country song about a pool hustler

08-28-2003, 01:56 PM
Yesterday while visiting a friend's house, a buddy of his plays this old country on a burned disc. It was a classic country song, reminscent of Charlie Daniels' Uneasy rider, you know like a storyteller song. The song went on about a guy coming in a bar and the local shortstop and he matching up. Then after winning a few the kid wants to up the bet to $5 a game. The "stranger" says he'll be right back, goes out to his car and comes back with a custom two piece cue, and says lets make it $10. Well of curse the hustler goes on the take on the kid's money then leaves in a Cadillac.
Since the disc was burned it did'nt have a label to read, and the guy didn't remember who sung the song. I've searched online and can't find anything. Does anyone here recall this song from their past? And if so, tell me you remember the artist.

08-28-2003, 02:25 PM
I've heard the song or a very close version. I'll have to think about it but I may never remember. Hell, I don't remember what I had for breakfast. LOL

08-28-2003, 02:26 PM
sounds like it could be ray stevens..The Hustler

08-28-2003, 02:34 PM
Sure didn't sound like Ray Stevens. And aren't Stevens' song usually lighthearted and humorous?

08-28-2003, 02:37 PM
There's a sample on the Walmart site:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=1732512&cat=26834&type=4&de pt=4104&path=0%3A4104%3A4120%3A5107

08-28-2003, 07:41 PM
Yeah, that's not it.

pool fool
08-28-2003, 08:09 PM
Hello! The name of the song is "The Pool Shark" The artist is Dave Dudley.You can fine it at BMG music.

08-28-2003, 08:21 PM
That's it! Thanks so much. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

08-28-2003, 08:31 PM
Johnny Cash also sang pool hustler song where he figures out the kid he is hustling is his son...

08-29-2003, 06:38 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote pool fool:</font><hr> Hello! The name of the song is "The Pool Shark" The artist is Dave Dudley.You can fine it at BMG music. <hr /></blockquote>

Thanks. I met Dave Dudley one time in his office on Music Row. My uncle used to play geetar in his band.

Wally~~name-dropper /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif.

08-29-2003, 06:41 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote cuechick:</font><hr> Johnny Cash also sang pool hustler song where he figures out the kid he is hustling is his son...
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I have heard that. It was on the jukebox at a dive where we played APA a couple times (The Whistle Stop in downtown Hamiltucky /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif )

Forgot to remember the name of the song though. If anyone knows......

08-29-2003, 07:25 AM
To country music: BOO!

08-29-2003, 07:56 AM
I think it's "The Baron" I have it somewhere....?

08-29-2003, 07:58 AM
Johnny Cash is a legend and you are a fool...

No shoes
No shirts
No problem!

08-29-2003, 08:39 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote cuechick:</font><hr> I think it's "The Baron" I have it somewhere....?
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I haven't found the song yet but I found a movie called "The Baron and the Kid" with a similar story line. Maybe the song is from that.

08-29-2003, 08:50 AM
I wonder if the means there is another Pool movie out there...? /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

08-29-2003, 09:01 AM
SO yes I guess there is, and with Johnny Cash!! Has no one seen this?

Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Greg Webb
Directed by Gary Nelson
A pool shark meets his son for the first time at a charity competition. When they discover their relationship, they decide to join forces financially and professionally, and open a pool hall together. more...
Not Rated
1 hour, 41 minutes
Video: Dec 31, 1969
Dramas, Drama, Family Interaction

08-29-2003, 09:06 AM

08-29-2003, 11:53 AM
The movie and song are titled the Baron and the Kid. Actually, the movie was a made for tv variety. It is fair. Bert Kinister offers the movie for sale as part of his classic tape collection but it is overpriced. I picked up a copy during his 1/2 price sale at the end of the year.

Voodoo Daddy
08-29-2003, 12:53 PM
People, people...Country Music kills brain cells/ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif...Bob Segar's "Main Street" and Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" along with Jim Croce's "Bad Leroy Brown" have the best pool reference lyrics, IMO!!

Voodoo~~~stirrin' it up a 'lil

08-29-2003, 05:41 PM
Jim Croce's You Don't Mess Around with Jim /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Voodoo Daddy
08-29-2003, 07:03 PM
I stand corrected...thank you.

"You dont tug on Superman's cape, you dont spit into the wind. You dont pull the mask off the ole Lone Ranger and you dont mess around with Jim."