The Gambler Uke tab by Kenny Rogers

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Verse:- D chordD,D chordD G chordG D chordD G chordG D chordD G chordG A chordA - D chordD,D chordD G chordG D chordD G chordG D chordD A chordA D chordD
Ch:- D chordD,D chordD G chordG D chordD G chordG D chordD G chordG A chordA - D chordD,D chordD G chordG D chordD G chordG D chordD A chordA D chordD



D chordD G chordG D chordD
One summer's evenin on a train bound for Georgia
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met up with a gambler We were both too tired to sleep
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So we took turns to steer out the window at the darkness
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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.

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



 

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katelynn_lykins15 avatar
what's the strumming pattern
30 Dec 2018
UkuJoeGor avatar
train bound for nowhere
not georgia
05 Jan 2018
About this song

"The Gambler" is the title track to Kenny Rogers' 1978 album The Gambler which won him the Grammy award for best male country vocal performance in 1980.[1] Bobby Bare had recorded the song earlier that same year in his album BARE CBS KC35314 (1978). The song was written by Don Schlitz who had recorded it previously, and had charted at #65 on the country charts with it. It was one of five consecutive songs by Rogers to hit #1 on the Billboard country music charts.