Who Sang The Card Cheat? The Clash

The Clash London Calling cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon
release date: 1979-12-14
genres: Rock Reggae
styles: New Wave/Dub/Hard Rock/Punk
length: 3:51
producer: Guy Stevens
engineer: Bill Price
bass guitar: Paul Simonon
percussion & drums (drum set): Topper Headon
guitar: Joe Strummer
guitar family: Mick Jones
There's a solitary man crying, "Hold me."
It's only because he's a-lonely
If the keeper of time runs slowly
He won't be alive for long!

If he only had time to tell of all of the things he planned
With a card up his sleeve, what would he achieve?
It means nothing!

To the opium den and the barroom gin
In the Belmont chair playing violins
The gambler's face cracks into a grin
As he lays down the king of spades

But the dealer just stares
There's something wrong here, he thinks
The gambler is seized and forced to his knees
And shot dead

He only wanted more time
Away from the darkest door
But his luck it gave in
As the dawn light crept in
And he lay on the floor

From the Hundred Year War to the Crimea
With a lance and a musket and a Roman spear
To all of the men who have stood with no fear
In the service of the King

Before you met your fate be sure you
Did not forsake your lover
May not be around anymore



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 London Calling
  • 2 Brand New Cadillac
  • 3 Jimmy Jazz
  • 4 Hateful
  • 5 Rudie Can’t Fail
  • 6 Spanish Bombs
  • 7 The Right Profile
  • 8 Lost in the Supermarket
  • 9 Clampdown
  • 10 The Guns of Brixton
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Wrong ’Em Boyo
  • 2 Death or Glory
  • 3 Koka Kola
  • 4 The Card Cheat
  • 5 Lover’s Rock
  • 6 Four Horsemen
  • 7 I’m Not Down
  • 8 Revolution Rock
  • 9 Train in Vain

  • Album Information
    label: CBS
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin