The Gambler

Kenny Rogers

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Don Schlitz
album: Track 1 in album The Gambler
release date: 1978
popularity : 66 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock
length: 3:34
lead vocals: Kenny Rogers
writer: Don Schlitz

Album Information

label: United Artists
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Kenny Rogers The Gambler cover art

Lyrics

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On a warm summer's evenin' on a train bound for nowhere
So we took turns a starin' out the window at the darkness

And knowin' what their cards were by the way they held their eyes
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
And the night got deathly quiet and his face lost all expression

Know when to walk away and know when to run
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealing's done
Every gambler knows that the secret to survivin'
'Cause every hand's a winner and every hand's a loser

Crushed out his cigarette and faded off to sleep
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
You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table

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

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Gambler
  • 2 I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again
  • 3 (The) King of Oak Street
  • 4 Making Music for Money
  • 5 The Hoodooin' of Miss Fannie DeBerry
  • 6 She Believes in Me
  • 7 Tennessee Bottle
  • 8 Sleep Tight, Goodnight Man
  • 9 A Little More Like Me (The Crucifixion)
  • 10 San Francisco Mable Joy
  • 11 Morgana Jones