The song was nothing about the non-casino games. It was recorded in 1925 by Charlie Poole and the fellows from The North Carolina Ramblers and had many meanings attached to it. Some said the game mentioned in the lyrics is Cooncan and others said Conquain. But whatever the name of the game, it doesn't matter. The song was referred to in one of the books of Kimmy Rorrer, titled Rambling Blues-the life and songs of Charlie Poole. Having learned the song by heart, the song was taught to Poole by in 1911 by a guitarist, and Poole having known the tune flowed smoothly along. Some of the lyrics of the song like You better let the deal go down, For the skin, game's coming' to a close ... This refers to a skin game where Harper Perennial describes as the Georgia skin game. She said that any number of pickers could lay it and added all the kinks and detail to know about the game. The rules of the game are confusing, but you can learn to play the syncopations. Most importantly, the song has many recordings, and they span from 1927 to around the 1940s.