Rogers Kenny – The Gambler tab
Okay,so the only other decent looking chords had the incorrect lyrics and a few other faults. The first few lines are picking then he goes into the strumming.Listen to the song for the rythym. good luck... G C G On a warm summer's evenin' on a train bound for nowhere, C G C D I met up with the gambler; we were both too tired to sleep. G C G So we took turns a starin' out the window at the darkness C G D G 'til boredom overtook us, and he began to speak. G C G He said, "Son, I've made a life out of readin' people's faces, C G C D and knowin' what their cards were by the way they held their eyes. G C G And if you don't mind my sayin', I can see you're out of aces. C G D G For a taste of your whiskey I'll give you some advice." G C G So I handed him my bottle and he drank down my last swallow. C G C D Then he bummed a cigarette and asked me for a light. G C G And the night got deathly quiet, and his face lost all expression. C G D G Said, "If you're gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right. CHORUS: G C G You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, C G C D know when to walk away and know when to run. G C G You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table. C G D G There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done. D C G Ev'ry gambler knows that the secret to survivin' C G C D is knowin' what to throw away and knowing what to keep. G C G 'Cause ev'ry hand's a winner and ev'ry hand's a loser, C G D G and the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep." G C G And when he'd finished speakin', he turned back towards the window, C G C D crushed out his cigarette and faded off to sleep. G C G And somewhere in the darkness the gambler, he broke even. C G D G But in his final words I found an ace that I could keep.