The Gambler Karaoke Johnny Brady

Karaoke The Gambler Johnny Brady

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Lyrics of The Gambler

On a warm summer's eve 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
The boredom overtook us and he began to speak
He said son I've made a life out of readin' people's faces
Knowin' what the cards were by the way they held their eyes
So if you don't mind me sayin'
I can see you're out of aces
For a taste of your whiskey, boy
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 lf you're gonna play the game, boy you gotta learn to play it right
You've 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 counting when the dealin's done
Every gambler knows that the secret to survivin' is knowin' what to throw away and knowin' what to keep
Yeah 'cos 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
Now so when he finished talkin'
He turned back toward 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've got to know when to hold 'em know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away and know when to run
'Cos you never count your money when you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for counting when the dealin's done
You've got to know when to hold 'em know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away and know when to run
'Cos you never count your money when you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for counting when the dealin's done
You've 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 counting when the dealin's done
Yes there'll be time enough for counting when the dealin's done
Ooh ooh ooh no no

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