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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
Okay,so the only other decent looking chords had the incorrect lyrics and a few other faults.
The first few lines are picking then he goes into the strumming.Listen to the song for the rythym.
good luck...

     F                          F               F
On a warm summer's evenin' on a train bound for nowhere,
  F               F                F                 G
I met up with the gambler; we were both too tired to sleep.
   F                               F             F
So we took turns a starin' out the window at the darkness
     F           F        G               F
'til boredom overtook us, and he began to speak.

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

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

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


G                            F             F
Ev'ry gambler knows that the secret to survivin'
   F              F           F                   G
is knowin' what to throw away and knowing what to keep.
       F                         F              F
'Cause ev'ry hand's a winner and ev'ry hand's a loser,
        F                 F              G           F
and the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep."

    F                               F                       F
And when he'd finished speakin', he turned back towards the window,
F               F             F            G
crushed out his cigarette and faded off to sleep.
    F                             F                 F
And somewhere in the darkness the gambler, he broke even.
    F            F                G                F
But in his final words I found an ace that I could keep.
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jeffj318 10 Jul 15, 2017 08:08 PM

Need a C in there my friend.

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