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Roving Gambler

as sung by Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen on "The Song Train"

I am a roving gambler I've gambled all around
Whenever I meet with a deck of cards I lay my money down
I've gambled up in Washington gambled down in Spain
I'm on my way to Georgia to knock down my last game

I had not been in Georgia many more weeks than three
I fell in love with a pretty little girl she fell in love with me
She took me to her parlor cooled me with a fan
She whispered low in her mother's ear I love that gamblin' man

Daughter oh daughter how can treat me so
To leave your dear old mother and with a gambler go
Mother dear mother you know I love you well
But the love I have for the gamblin' man no human tongue can tell

I hear the train the a coming, coming around the curve
Whisting and a blowing, straining every nerve
Mother dear mother I'll tell you if I can
If you ever see me back again it'll be with a gamblin man

(Trad.)

As recorded on #120 "The Song Train"

As re-released on #126 "Capo Voodoo: Songs"


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