Dead Man’s Hand

Level: Medium
Time: 7:40

2 Aces and 2 Eights… according to legend this was the hand that Wild Bill Hickock held during a fateful hand of poker. Bring in the Queen of Hearts and this concept can be a literal approach about cards or a more ethereal concept focusing on hearts and darkness.


  • Dies Irae - Giuseppe Verdi
  • New World Symphony - Antonín Dvořák
  • I Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
  • The Sound of Silence - Paul Simon
  • Poker Face - Taylor Swift
  • Lonesome Loser - Little River Band

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Jackson County High School, GA

Dead Man’s Hand

About Chris Creswell

Chris Crewsell

Chris Creswell is an accomplished trombonist, composer, visual designer and educator currently living in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL. Chris has enjoyed the privilege of performing and recording with many of today’s top pop and jazz artist including Mariah Carey, John Pizzarelli, Maceo Parker, Tom Kubis, Arturo Sandoval, and many more. Learn More...

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