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The We’re Here challenge for today was on the theme of ‘Song Pictures’. Well, this picture celebrates Ace of Spades by Motorhead.

The final verse of this ditty runs: "Pushing up the ante, I know you’ve got to see me/Read ’em and weep, the dead man’s hand again/I see it in your eyes, take one look and die/The only thing you see, you know it’s gonna be/The ace of spades, the ace of spades."

The Dead Man’s Hand is the hand that Wild Bill Hickok allegedly had when he was shot dead at the poker table in Deadwood. The cards included in the Dead Man’s Hand have changed over the years. But imagine my joy when I discovered that the current story is that it contained a pair of black 8s and a pair of black aces with an unknown hold card. The identity of the hold card has also been debated over the years, but the opportunity to use this set-up for my 288 photograph was too good to miss.

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