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    "The Gambler" Lyrics

    Kenny Rogers

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    Genre:Classical, Country
    Duration:00:00:00
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    On a warm summer's evenin',
    On a train bound for nowhere
    I met up with the gambler.
    We were both too tired to sleep.
    So we took turns a-starin'
    Out the window at the darkness.
    When boredom overtook us,
    He began to speak.

    He said, Son, I've made my life
    Out of readin' people's faces.
    Knowin' what the 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 down my last swallow.
    Then he bummed a cigarette
    And asked me for a light.
    And the night got deathly quiet,
    And his face lost all expression.
    He said, If
    You're gonna play the game, boy,
    You gotta learn to play it right.

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

    Now every gambler knows
    The secret to survivin'
    Is knowin' what to throw away
    And knowin' what to keep.
    'Cause every hand's a winner
    And every hand's a loser
    And the best you can hope for
    Is to die in your sleep.

    And when he finished speakin',
    He turned back toward the window,
    Crushed out his cigarette
    And faded off to sleep.
    And somewhere in the darkness,
    The gambler he broke even.
    And in his final words I found
    An ace that I could keep.

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

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

    You've got to know
    When to hold 'em,
    Know when to fold 'em
    Know when to walk away,
    Know when to run.
    You never count your money
    When you're sittin' at the table.
    There'll be time enough for countin'
    When the dealin's done...
    This song was last modified on June 4th, 2016.
    Thanks to Steve Wilkie, lorz2004 and Snap for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc.
    Written by DON SCHLITZ.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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