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The Gambler chords

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  • Correct Introduction and fingerstyle opening, Simple chords.
  • The other just isn't quite right. It sounds just o... Show more
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About this tab version
The other just isn't quite right. It sounds just off and isn't correct. I know this one is in the same format, but I feel it's a better representation of how the song sounds. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Strumming
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
Listen to the song for timing and when to pluck and when to strum. It gets a little 
confusing sometimes so
listen close.

I like to play this song with a capo on the 6th fret but it doesn't really matter. Jack 
switches what fret the capo
is on all the time.

[Intro]

e|----------------------------|  This is the entire intro tabbed out so you can get an idea of what it's
B|----1--1--1--0--1--0--------|  supposed to sound like. This is how Jack plays it in all the YouTube videos.
G|---0--0--0--0--2--0---0-----|  Hope this helps!
D|--------------3-------------|
A|--3--2--0------------3---3--|
E|-----------3-----3------3---|

C CM7/B C/E C5/G F C5/G C G C
C CM7/B C/E C5/G F C5/G C G C


[verse]

C CM7/B C/E
Slow down,
C5/G         F                C5/G
we've got time left to be lazy
        C        CM7/B         C/E  C5/G   F                C5/G
All the kids have bloomed from babies into flowers in our eyes.
          C    CM7/B  C/E    C5/G      F                C
We've got fifty good years left to spend out in the garden
       F              Em
I don't care to beg your pardon,
           Dm    G
We should live
           C CM7/B C/E C5/G F C5/G C G C
until we die.


[chorus]

        C         CM7/B            C/E                Em F G
We were barely eighteen when we'd crossed collective hearts.
        F               Em            Dm                 G
It was cold, but it got warm when you'd barely crossed my eye.
             C           CM7/B    C/E
and then you turned, put out your hand,
  C5/G    F            C
and you asked me to dance.
        F          Em                 Dm             G
I knew nothing of romance, but it was love at second sight.


[verse]

  F                G                           C CM7/B Am G
I swear when I grow up, I won't just buy you a rose.
       F              G                            C CM7/B Am G
I will buy the flower shop, and you will never be lonely.
F                     G
Even if the sun stops waking up over the fields
             C               E7            Am
I will not leave, I will not leave 'till it's our time.
         F                         G                       C CM7/B C/E C5/G F C5/G C G C
So just take my hand, you know that I will never leave your side.


[instrumental]

C CM7/B C/E C5/G F C5/G C G C


[verse]

          C         CM7/B            C/E                Em F G
It was the winter of '86, and all the fields had frozen over.
        F        Em        Dm           G
So we moved to Arizona to save our only son
             C       CM7/B   C/E
and now he's turning to a man,
  C5/G          F                    C
although he thinks just like his mother,
      F                   Em              Dm          G
he believes we're all just lovers he sees hope in everyone.


         C          CM7/B  C/E
And even though she moved away,
    C5/G         F              C
we always get calls from our daughter.
        F                 Em
She has eyes just like her father's
         Dm                  G
they are blue when skies are grey
              C        CM7/B   C/E   C5/G
And just like him, she never stops,
       F                C
Never takes the day for granted,
F                           Em
works for everything that's handed to her,
Dm             G
Never once complains.


[chorus]

F                 G      C CM7/B Am G
You think that I nearly lost you
          F               G         C CM7/B Am G
When the doctors tried to take you away.
              F              G                C CM7/B Am G
But like the night you took my hand beside the fire
        F       G
thirty years ago
         F
to this day
F                               G
You swore you'd be here 'til we decide that it's our time
               C                 E7           Am
Well it's not time, you've never quit in all your life.
         F                         G                      C CM7/B Am G
So just take my hand, you know that I'll never leave your side.
            F                            G                      C CM7/B C/E C5/G F C5/G C
G C
You're the love of my life, you know that I'll never leave your side.


[instrumental]

C CM7/B C/E C5/G F C5/G C G C
C CM7/B C/E C5/G F C5/G C G C
C CM7/B C/E C5/G F C5/G C G C
F Em Dm Em F G
F Em Dm G


[verse]

          C        CM7/B C/E C5/G
You come home from work
         F             C
and you kiss me on the eye
              F                Em              Dm                G
You curse the dog you say that I should never feed them what is ours
           C      CM7/B    C/E    C5/G
and so we move all to the garden
        F                C
look at everything we've grown
        F              Em
now the kids are coming home
   Dm              Em F G
so I set the table
                  C
You can make the fire.

            
            
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