Country Lyrics and Tabs Source #1 - CowboyLyrics.com
 SITE MENU
  Request Lyrics
  Add/Correct Lyrics
  Links Page
  Contact Us
  Privacy Policy
  DMCA Policy
 MERCHANDISE
  Country CDs
  Country Sheet Music




Partners ToneMedia



Since 20.01.2002
BROWSE LYRICS AND TABS BY ARTIST/BAND NAME: SEARCH HERE:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #
 

The Gambler lyrics - Kenny Rogers

Click to play this song!
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
'Til boredom overtook us, and he began to speak.

He said, "Son, I've made a life out of readin' people's faces,
And knowin' what their cards were by the way they held their eyes.
And 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.
Said, "If you're gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right.

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.
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done.

Ev'ry gambler knows that the secret to survivin'
Is knowin' what to throw away and knowing 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,
Crushed out his cigarette and faded off to sleep.
And somewhere in the darkness the gambler, he broke even.
But in his final words I found an ace that I could keep.

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.
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done.




Rogers Kenny Chords



Rogers Kenny Chords
Merchandise:
Kenny Rogers CD
Kenny Rogers Sheet music
Kenny Rogers Posters


© 2016 cowboylyrics.com
All lyrics are property and copyright of their owners. All lyrics provided for educational purposes only.