Written by: Terry Young

This poem is based on the song Staying Alive by Bee Gees.

Contributed by: Annemarie Humenuk

Well, you can tell by the way I use my trump,
I'm a bridging man: no poker chump
Trumping high and trumping low, I've been kicked around since I bid four
And now it'll be tight, but OK.
Just make your bid another way
We can try another hand
I wish I'd tried a different plan.

Whether your declarer or whether you're the dummy,
You're makin' your five' makin' your five
See the trump breakin' and everybody shakin'
And you're makin' your five, makin' your five
Ah, ha, ha, ha, makin' your five, makin' your five.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, makin' your five.

Well now, I lead low and I trump high
And if I can't get the bid, I really try
On a bid of seven, only made two
I'm a finessin' man destined to lose
You know it's all right. It's OK
I'll live to play another day
We can try another hand
I should have tried a different plan.

Whether your declarer or whether you're the dummy,
You're makin' your five' makin' your five
See the trump breakin' and everybody shakin'
And you're makin' your five, makin' your five
Ah, ha, ha, ha, makin' your five, makin' your five.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, makin' your five.

Hand goin' nowhere. Somebody help me.
Somebody help me, yeah.
Hand goin' nowhere. Somebody help me.
Somebody help me, yeah. Stayin' alive.

Well, you can tell by the way I use my trump,
I'm a bridging man: no poker chump
Trumping high and trumping low, I've been kicked around since I bid four
And now it'll be tight, but OK.
Just make your bid another way
We can try another hand
I should have tried a different plan.

Whether your declarer or whether you're the dummy,
You're makin' your five' makin' your five
See the trump breakin' and everybody shakin'
And you're makin' your five, makin' your five
Ah, ha, ha, ha, makin' your five, makin' your five.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, makin' your five.

Hand goin' nowhere. Somebody help me.
Somebody help me, yeah.
Hand goin' nowhere. Somebody help me, yeah.
You're makin your five.