GAMBLIN' MAN (ROVING GAMBLER)
(M. Rainwater)
MARVIN RAINWATER (M-G-M 12653, 1958)

Well, I'm a rovin' gambler
I've seen most every town
Whenever I meet with a deck of cards
I lay my money down
Lord, I lay my money down
Yeah, I lay my money down

I gamble out in Texas
And down in New Orleans
I've lost a pot with four-of-a-kind
I've won with a couple of queens
Lord, I bluffed with a couple of queens
And I won with a couple of queens

I met me a friend in Frisco
Lady Luck was her name
Well, I couldn't even lose with a pair of two's
Till a woman got in the game
Lord, a red head got in the game
Yeah, a woman got in the game

Well, she won my horse and saddle
She won my bowie knife
When I lost everything I had
She told me to bet my life
Lord, she told me to bet my life
She told me to bet my life

If you don't wanna lose your freedom
If you care about your life
Don't get in a game with a red headed dame
You'll win yourself a wife
Lord, you'll win yourself a wife
You got yourself a wife

Also recorded by Mike Ness (Under The Influences)

 
 
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