Kenny Rogers – The Gambler Chords

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The Gambler Chords

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On a warm summer’s evening on a train bound for nowhere,
I met up with the gambler; we were both too tired to sleep.
So we took turns a staring out the window at the darkness
‘Till boredom over took us, and he began to speak.

He said, “Son, I’ve made a life out of reading people’s faces,
and knowing what their cards were by the way they held their eyes.
And if you don’t mind my saying, I can see you’re out of aces.
For a taste of your whiskey 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.
Said, “If you’re gonna play the game, boy,
ya gotta learn to play it right.

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 sitting at the table.
There’ll be time enough for counting when the dealings done.

Every gambler knows that the secret to surviving
is knowing 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.”

And when he’d finished speaking, 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.

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 sitting at the table.
There’ll be time enough for counting when the dealin’s done.

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The Gambler Song Info

Artist and Song: Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
Album: The Gambler
Genre: Array
Year: 1978
Difficulty: Easy
Tuning: G C E A
Key: D
Chords: [D], [G], [A]
Strumming: D - DU - DU - DU

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Chords & Strumming Pattern of Kenny Rogers - The Gambler

The Gambler is a song by Array artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in 1978 on the album, titled "The Gambler". D - DU - DU - DU is the suggested strumming pattern for The Gambler. [D], [G], [A] are the guitar chords for playing The Gambler with the original key (D) on guitar.

Who Sings The Gambler?

The Gambler is a song by Kenny Rogers. It was first released on their "The Gambler" album in 1978.

What Are The Guitar Chords Of The Gambler?

In order to play the song The Gambler on the guitar, you will need to use [D], [G], [A] chords in order to play in original key (D).

How Do You Strum The Gambler On Guitar?

The Gambler strumming pattern is D - DU - DU - DU. For those who find the suggested pattern too complex, an alternative pattern is D (down) strumming.