The Roving Gambler – Jim Reeves

July 4, 2008

I am a roving gambler,
Gamble all around
Whenever I meet a deck of cards
I lay my money down.

I’ve gambled down in Cape Town,
Played cards in Blue Pertain
But I’m going back to Kimberly
To gamble my last game, to gamble my last game.

I hadn’t been in Kimberly
Many more days than three
When I fell in love with a pretty little girl
She fell in love with me.

She took me in her parlor,
Cooled me with a fan
She whispered low in mother’s ear
I love this gambling man, I love this gambling man.

Tonight I’ll go out on the town
Hoping Lady Luck will bring
A winning hand to this gamblin’ man
Then I’ll buy a diamond ring.

The gamblers took their places
The cards were dealt around
I caught him dealin’ from the bottom of the deck
And I shot that gambler down.

Here I am in Drisdon
Dragging a ball and chain
I can still hear the old judge say,
”You’ve gambled your last game, gambled your last game…”


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