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Gambling songs Lyrics.

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I don't wanna talk
About the things we've gone through
Though it's hurting me
Now it's history
I've played all my cards
And that's what you've done too
Nothing more to say
No more ace to play

The winner takes it all
The loser standing small
Beside the victory
That's her destiny

I was in your arms
Thinking I belonged there
I figured it made sense
Building me a fence
Building me a home
Thinking I'd be strong there
But I was a fool
Playing by the rules

The gods may throw a dice
Their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here
Loses someone dear
The winner takes it all
The loser has to fall
It's simple and it's plain
Why should I complain.

But tell me does she kiss
Like I used to kiss you?
Does it feel the same
When she calls your name?
Somewhere deep inside
You must know I miss you
But what can I say
Rules must be obeyed

The judges will decide
The likes of me abide
Spectators of the show
Always staying low
The game is on again
A lover or a friend
A big thing or a small
The winner takes it all

I don't wanna talk
If it makes you feel sad
And I understand
You've come to shake my hand
I apologize
If it makes you feel bad
Seeing me so tense
No self-confidence
But you see
The winner takes it all
The winner takes it all...
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They call you lady luck
But there is room for doubt
At times you have a very un-lady-like way
Of running out

Your on this date with me
The pickins have been lush
And yet before the evening is over
You might give me the brush

You might forget your manners
You might refuse to stay
And so the best that I can do is pray

Luck be a lady tonight
Luck be a lady tonight
Luck if youve been a lady to begin with
Luck be a lady tonight

Luck let a gentleman see
Just how nice a dame you can be
I know the way youve treated other guys youve been with
Luck be a lady with me

A lady never leaves her escort
It isnt fair, it isnt nice
A lady doesnt wander all over the room
And blow on some other guys dice

Lets keep this party polite
Never get out of my sight
Stick with me baby, Im the guy that you came in with
Luck be a lady tonight

A lady never flirts with strangers
Shed have a heart, shed be nice
A lady doesnt wander all over the room
And blow on some other guys dice

Lets keep this party polite
Never get out of my sight
Stick with me baby, Im the guy that you came in with
Luck be a lady tonight
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On a warm summers evenin 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
til boredom overtook us, and he began to speak.

He said, son, Ive made a life out of readin peoples faces,
And knowin what their cards were by the way they held their eyes.
So if you dont mind my sayin, I can see youre out of aces.
For a taste of your whiskey Ill 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 youre 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 youre sittin at the table.
Therell be time enough for countin when the dealins done.

Now evry gambler knows that the secret to survivin
Is knowin what to throw away and knowing what to keep.
cause evry hands a winner and evry hands a loser,
And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.

So when hed finished speakin, 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 youre sittin at the table.
Therell be time enough for countin when the dealins done.

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 you r money when youre sittin at the table.
Therell be time enough for countin when the dealins done.

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Ugh! All right! Ugh! Hey! Aaaahh hah! Ugh!

You don't have to talk all night, I'm a man who can't say no
You don't have to twist my arm, just point me where you want to go

Take me to the action, take me to the track
Take me to a party if they're bettin' in the back
I've been working all my life, can't afford to wait
Let me call my wife so I can tell her I'll be late

I want the easy, easy money, easy money, I could get lucky
Oh, things could go right (Ah ah ah) I want the easy, easy money
Easy money, maybe this one time, maybe tonight

Aaaahh hah! You don't have to try too hard, I don't need a song and dance
Uh-I don't need an invitation-a, if you've got a game of chance

Take me to the tables, take me to the fights
Run me like the numbers, roll me like the dice
When you're counting on a killing, always count me in
Talk me into losin' just as long as I can win

I want the easy, easy money, easy money, I want the good times
Oh, I never had (Ah ah ah) I want the easy, easy money
Oh, I want the good life, I want it bad

Easy money, you say I fool myself, but better me than being a fool for someone else
I got a hot slot machine of a system ready to go...
Easy money, I got a one-track mind and a good reputation laying on the line
I'll either come back a bum or a king, baby I don't know...NICE...

You don't have to start a fire...ugh! I'm a man who can't say no
If you've got a little risky business, just point me where you want to go

Take me to the power, take me to the heat
Take me to the cleaners if it's open to the street
Something's got to pay off, something's got to break
Someone's got a fortune that they're begging me to take

I want the easy, easy money, easy money, I could get lucky
Things could go right (Ah ah ah) I want the easy, easy money
Easy money, maybe just this time, oh maybe tonight

Easy money, oh, I don't want no hard cash
I just want the easy money...oh...I could get lucky
(Easy money) Oh, count, count, count, count, count, haaa ha ha!
Oh I’ve got some love now baby (Easy money)
Oh I’ve got just a little easy money...[fade]

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Ah let me tell you people
About this blackjack game
It's caused me nothing but trouble
And I've only myself to blame

Hey hey hey yeah
How unlucky can one man be
Well every quarter I get
Lord, blackjack takes it away from me

My friends don't come around me
Because I've been so blind
I can't even borrow a nickle
Now I've almost lost my mind

Hey hey hey yeah
How unlucky can one man be
Well every quarter I get
Lord, blackjack takes it away from me

I sat there with two tens
I thought I'd have some fun
The dealer hit sixteen with a five
Just enough to make twenty one

Hey hey hey yeah yeah
How unlucky can one man be
Well every quarter I get
Yeah, blackjack takes it away from me

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Roll of the dice
Take a spin of the wheel
Out of your hands now
So how do you feel
But you're not gonna win
You'd better go back again

Do you feel lucky
Or do you feel scared
Take what luck brings
And be Devil may care
But you're down on your luck
What will the next day bring

Adrift on the ocean
Afloat in a daydream
Or lost in a maze
Or blind in the haze
So what does it matter
So why don't you answer
So why did you send
An angel to mend

Best make decisions
Before it's too late
Take all your chances
Take hold of the reins
A roll of the dice
Ahead of the game again

Nothing to lose
But so much to gain
A little danger
It goes without saying
But what do you care
You're gonna go in the end
Gate open to heaven

Is ready and waiting
Or straight down to hell
Can go there as well

I'll suffer my craving
My soul's not worth saving
So why don't you go
Just leave well alone

Don't you think I'm a savior
Don't you think I could save you
Don't you think I could save your life

There's like a hunger
That knocks on your door
You've had a taste of it
Still you want more
You've made your mistakes
Won't play it the same again

You have been warned
But still you plunge in
You play high stakes
But there's nothing to win
You've only one life
And so many things to learn

The Angel on one side
The Gambler the other
Which path do you take
Decisions to make

Arrive at the crossroads
You know where you're going
And what if you wait
It may be too late

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She gave me the Queen
She gave me the King
She was wheelin' and dealin'
Just doin' her thing
She was holdin' a pair
But I had to try
Her Deuce was wild
But my Ace was high
But how was I to know
That she'd been dealt with before
Said she'd never had a Full House
But I should have known
From the tattoo on her left leg
And the garter on her right
She'd have the card to bring me down
If she played it right

She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack
She's got the Jack

Poker face was her name
Poker face was her nature
Poker straight was her game
If she knew she could get you
She play'd 'em fast
And she play'd 'em hard
She could close her eyes
And feel every card
But how was I to know
That she'd been shuffled before
Said she'd never had a Royal Flush
But I should have known
That all the cards were comin'
From the bottom of the pack
And if I'd known what she was dealin' out
I'd have dealt it back

She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack, And who knows what else?
She's got the Jack, yeah, yeah
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack, Ooh, was a bad deal, Jack
She gave me the Jack hey
She's got the Jack, She's got the Jack, She's got the Jack
Ooh, can't ya tell?
She's got the Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack
She's got the Jack, She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack, She's got the Jack
You Never know! She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack, She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack, and it hurts!
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack
She's got the Jack
AAAAAAAAAAAAH!
Oooooh!
Thank you, thank you, Thank you people, Thank you, Thank you
I'm glad you like the show, yes, thank you very much folks.
Good night and God bless!

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I pulled my chair up to the table.
Chips for cash, I'm ready and able.
Here comes the deal, I'll pay for the flop.
To call a raise I might have to drop.

Pre Chorus:
My cards could be better, but I like to play.
My stack ain't growing, it's fading way.

Chorus:
Patience, to toss in those cards.
Patience, to wait for the good ones.
Patience, if I bide my time.
The payoff will be worth the wait.

I've got a pair and possible straight.
Over cards, it's not looking great.
I called the raise, now I'm gonna chase.
A seven, a ten, the rivers an ace.

(Repeat Pre Chorus)
I need
(Repeat Chorus)
Oh yeah, the payoff will be worth the wait.

I've tossed three hands and here I sit.
On the deal, I get big slick.
Now I'll raise to see the flop.
And see who now decides to drop.

My cards are now better and this one I'll play.
My stack it's growing, not fading away.
I got
Patience, I tossed in thoses cards.
Patience, I waited for the good ones.
Patience, I bided my time.
The payoff has been worth the wait.
(Repeat 2 times)

Patience, Patience, Patience
I bided by time.
The payoff has been worth the wait.
(Repeat 2 times)

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Come around you rovin' gamblers and a story I will tell
About the greatest gambler, you all should know him well.
His name was Will O' Conley and he gambled all his life,
He had twenty-seven children, yet he never had a wife.
And it's ride, Willie, ride,
Roll, Willie, roll,
Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.

He gambled in the White House and in the railroad yards,
Wherever there was people, there was Willie and his cards.
He had a reputation as the gamblin'est man around,
Wives would keep their husbands home when Willie came to town.
And it's ride, Willie, ride,
Roll, Willie, roll,
Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.

Sailin' down the Mississippi to a town called New Orleans,
They're still talkin' about their card game on that Jackson River Queen.
"I've come to win some money," Gamblin' Willie says,
When the game finally ended up, the whole damn boat was his.
And it's ride, Willie, ride,
Roll, Willie, roll,
Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.

Up in the Rocky Mountains in a town called Cripple Creek,
There was an all-night poker game, lasted about a week.
Nine hundred miners had laid their money down,
When Willie finally left the room, he owned the whole damn town.
And it's ride, Willie, ride,
Roll, Willie, roll,
Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.

But Willie had a heart of gold and this I know is true,
He supported all his children, and all their mothers too.
He wore no rings or fancy things, like other gamblers wore,
He spread his money far and wide, to help the sick and the poor.
And it's ride, Willie, ride,
Roll, Willie, roll,
Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.

When you played your cards with Willie, you never really knew
Whether he was bluffin' or whether he was true.
He won a fortune from a man who folded in his chair.
The man, he left a diamond flush, Willie didn't even have a pair.
And it's ride, Willie, ride,
Roll, Willie, roll,
Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.

It was late one evenin' during a poker game,
A man lost all his money, he said Willie was to blame.
He shot poor Willie through the head, which was a tragic fate,
When Willie's cards fell on the floor, they were aces backed with eights.
And it's ride, Willie, ride,
Roll, Willie, roll,
Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.

So all you rovin' gamblers, wherever you might be,
The moral of this story is very plain to see.
Make your money while you can, before you have to stop,
For when you pull that dead man's hand, your gamblin' days are up.
And it's ride, Willie, ride,
Roll, Willie, roll,
Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.

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THE WHEELS'FOREVER SPINNING
THE DICE ARE THROWN AND SCATTER
THE WORDS ARE ALL OF WINNING
BUT ONLY NUMBERS MATTER

WE BET ON OUR EXISTENCE
WE'LL LAST ANOTHER ROUND
THE LUCKY GO THE DISTANCE
THE LOSERS GO TO GROUND

FROM BIRTH TO DEATH WE GAMBLE
THE LOTS ARE DAILY CAST
NO WARNING OR PREAMBLE
WHICH ONE WILL BE YOUR LAST

THERE IS GREAT COMFORT IN PURE HATRED
FOR ENVY NOT ENOUGH, NOT ENOUGH
THE SOOTHING JOY OF MALICE
IS MADE OF STERNER STUFF, STERNER STUFF
THE FAILURE OF A FATHER
THE TORMENT OF A SON
IS A RECIPE TO JUSTIFY
THE WORST THAT COULD BE DONE

HE'LL DESTROY US UNLESS WE CALL A HALT
SHOULD THE BASTARD STEAL OUR BIRTHRIGHT
IT WILL BE OUR FAULT

THE RACE IS WON BY CUNNING
A TERRIFYING DANCE
TOO COMPLEX IN THE RUNNING
TO LEAVE IT ALL TO CHANCE

BUT CHANCE IS ALL WE'RE GIVEN
SO CHANCES WE MUST TAKE
THE GAMBLER'S STAKE IS DRIVEN
THROUGH HEARTS THAT DARE NOT BREAK

BUT ALL SAVE ONE ARE BROKEN
AS FATAL POINTS ARE SCORED
AND ONE SURVIVING TOKEN
HOLDS SWAY ACROSS THE BOARD

THERE'S A MOMENT WHEN THE GAME'S BALANCE
TILTS THE OTHER WAY, THE OTHER WAY
WHEN THE ODDS BEGIN TO FAVOUR
OUTSIDERS IN THE PLAY, IN THE PLAY
THE FAILURE OF INCUMBENTS
THE SLEAZY TRICKS THEY USE
MEAN THAT THOSE WHO THINK THEY CALL
THE TUNE CAN ONLY LOSE

DEAL THE CARDS IT WON'T MATTER HOW THEY FALL
BECAUSE NOTHING IS A GAMBLE WHEN YOU WANT IT ALL

Entry #23

Comments

1.
Comment by Rip Snorter - September 29, 2006, 9:45 am
Nice post, Excallibur. Some of those songs I hadn't heard nor thought of in decades, others never. Thanks for posing the lyrics.
Jack

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