Who Sang My Funny Valentime? Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers Vote for Love cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1996
length: 4:07
Lyrics
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.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
  • 2 As Time Goes By
  • 3 Endless Love
  • 4 Unforgettable
  • 5 I Only Have Eyes for You
  • 6 Evergreen
  • 7 Misty
  • 8 She Believes in Me
  • 9 Always
  • 10 When I Fall in Love
  • 11 Crazy
  • 12 When a Man Loves a Woman
  • 13 You Decorated My Life
  • 14 I Can't Help Falling in Love
  • 15 The Wind Beneath My Wings
    CD 2
  • 1 It Had To Be You
  • 2 I Swear
  • 3 Stardust
  • 4 I Will Always Love You
  • 5 You Send Me
  • 6 Through The Years
  • 7 Unchained Melody
  • 8 Lady
  • 9 Always And Forever
  • 10 My Funny Valentime
  • 11 Somewhere My Love
  • 12 You Are So Beautiful
  • 13 You Light Up My Life
  • 14 Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
  • 15 Love Me Tender

  • Release information
    label: QVC
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin