From the recording The Pool Room Challenge

I learned to play pool at the “Old YMCA” in Canton, and shot a fairly decent game as a kid. While I was on break from college, a younger kid challenged me to play him since he had gotten “real good”. I embellished the lyrics a bit since back in the ‘60’s kids did not have custom-made cues.  Only real hustlers were armed with them when they were on the prowl seeking pool room prey. Also, we didn’t have five dollars to gamble with back then. When I did have a “five spot”, I used it to woo my “hot date” with a movie and a trip to McDonald’s! This is a true story which proves that everyone has their fifteen minutes of fame.  This was mine! And, to ensure I didn’t embarrass the kid who called me out back then, I used Kelly Cool as a pseudonym.