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Kenny Rogers - The Gambler Chords

0Verse:
    E0                            A1               E2
1On a warm summer's evenin' on a train bound for nowhere,
E3                                                    B74
2I met up with the gambler; we were both too tired to sleep.
   E5                                A6             E7
3So we took turns a starin' out the window at the darkness
                          B78              E9
4'til boredom overtook us, and he began to speak.
5
6Verse:
         E10                             A11                E12
7He said, "Son, I've made a life out of readin' people's faces,
                                                             B713
8and knowin' what their cards were by the way they held their eyes.
       E14                               A15                 E16
9And if you don't mind my sayin', I can see you're out of aces.
      A17             E18            B719            E20
10For a taste of your whiskey I'll give you some advice."
11
12Verse:
     E21                           A22                  E23
13So I handed him my bottle and he drank down my last swallow.
                                              B724
14Then he bummed a cigarette and asked me for a light.
        E25                                A26                 E27
15And the night got deathly quiet, and his face lost all expression.
                 A28               E29                  B730               E31
16Said, "If you're gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right.
17
18Chorus:
           E32                     A33             E34
19You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em,
A35            E36                          B737
20know when to walk away and know when to run.
          E38     A39    E40                 A41              E42
21You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table.
            E43    A44          E45        B746                E47
22There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done.
23
24Verse 4 - key change -:
F48                            A#49             F50
25Ev'ry gambler knows that the secret to survivin'
                                                  C51
26is knowin' what to throw away and knowing what to keep.
       F52                         A#53              F54
27'Cause ev'ry hand's a winner and ev'ry hand's a loser,
        A#55                 F56              C57           F58
28and the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep."
29
30Verse:
    F59                               A#60                       F61
31And when he'd finished speakin', he turned back towards the window,
                                           C762
32crushed out his cigarette and faded off to sleep.
    F63                             A#64                 F65
33And somewhere in the darkness the gambler, he broke even.
    A#66            F67                C768               F69
34But in his final words I found an ace that I could keep.
35
36Chorus:
           F70                     A#71             F72
37You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em,
A#73            F74                          C775
38know when to walk away and know when to run.
          F76     A#77   F78                 A#79              F80
39You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table.
             F81    A#82          F83        C784                F85
40There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done.
41
42
43Chorus - a cappella -:
44You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em,
45know when to walk away and know when to run.
46You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table.
47There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done.
48
49Chorus:
           E86                     A87             E88
50You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em,
A89            E90                          B791
51know when to walk away and know when to run.
          E92     A93    E94                 A95              E96
52You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table.
            E97    A98          E99        B7100                E101
53There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done.

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