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The Gambler Chords

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 This is an easy song. With the addition of the country pickin would make the song
soung like the real thing. This song is one of Mr. Roger's best, so play it well.

 Verse:- D,D  G D G D G A - D,D  G D G D A D
 Ch:- D,D G  D  G  D G A -  D,D G D G D A D 


                       The Gambler

 D                           G              D
One  summer's evenin, on a train bound for Georgia
 G              D               G                  A
met up with a gambler, We were both too tired to sleep.
   D                                 G              D
So we took turns to steer, out the window at the darkness
       G          D             A           D
till boredom over-took us then he began to speak.

He said, Son, I've made a life out of readin' people's faces          
knowin' what their cards were by the way they held their eyes.
So if you don't mind my sayin' I can see you're out of aces;
for a taste of your whiskey I'll give you some advice."

So I handed him my bottle, and he drank doen my last swallow.
Then he bummed a cigarette and asked me for a light.
And the night got a little quiet, and his face lost all expression.
Said If you're gonna play the game boy, you gotta learn to play it
right.

             D                      G            D    
You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.
G             D             G            A
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
           D                             G              D
You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table.
            G                D       A                 D
Ther'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done."

now ev'ry gambler knows that the secret to survival
Is knowin' what to throw away and knowin' what to keep.
'Cause ev'ry hand's a winner, and ev'ry hand's a loser.
And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep."

And when he'd finished speakin' he turned back towards the window.
Thrust out a cigarette and faded off to sleep. (GUITAR GET QUIET)
And somewhere in the darkness, the gambler he broke even.
But in his final words, I found an ace that I could keep.(GUITAR STARTS BACK)
    
You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table.
Ther'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done.

 ENJOY. THE BEST TIME TO PLAY THIS IS WITH A FEW BEERS...LOL
 Trinisound (slam tm.)
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Mr MastodonFarm wrote on March 26 2007, 08:48 pm

Dude or dudette...... they have these things called lyrics websites....you should check'em out

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77Guild wrote on May 6 2010, 11:09 pm

Please tell me how I can purchase a ticket on a train bound for Georgia that lets me take turns steering while I drink whiskey.

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