Kenny Rogers: The Gambler | Song-Factsheet

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Song «The Gambler» von Kenny Rogers.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1978 10 (Single), 1978 11 15 (Album)
Label: United Artists UA-X 1250 Y, United Artists UA-LA 934 H
Songwriter Don Schlitz
Produktion: Larry Butler
Genre: Country - Countrypop - Urban-Cowboy

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Kenny Rogers
Don Schlitz
Larry Butler

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[Verse 1: Kenny Rogers] On a warm summer's evenin' on a train bound for nowhere I met up with a 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 [Verse 2: Kenny Rogers] 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 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" [Verse 3: Kenny Rogers] 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 You gotta learn to play it right" [Verse 4: Kenny Rogers] 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 dealing's done [Verse 5: Kenny Rogers] Every gambler knows that the secret to survivin' Is knowin' what to throw away and knowing what to keep Cause every hand's a winner and every hand's a loser And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep [Verse 6: Kenny Rogers] And when he 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 [Verse 7: Kenny Rogers] 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 dealing's done [Verse 8: Kenny Rogers] 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 dealing's done [Verse 9: Kenny Rogers] 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 dealing's done