• Song:

    Riverboat Gambler

  • Artist:

    James Hyland

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The riverboat gambler, he's tough and lean 
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He washes his warm beer down with them nasty sardines 
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He's been wearing that cowboy hat for much too long 
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He hangs out in ole New Orleans, but when it's dawn 
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He's out on the highway, headed for Lake Charles 
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Riverboat gambler doesn't waste his little money in bars 
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He's playing ol blackjack tied off of pier one 
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He's hitting on seventeen, he's out having fun he says 

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I'm the riverboat gambler 
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I've got just one dream 
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I'm gonna win the big one 
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I'm gonna find my queen  
But every night's the same, he can't seem to win 

The cards don't fall right, them dice they ain't his friends 

He's always betting red, right when the ball falls black 

This old gambler knows there's no looking back, he says 
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Riverboat gambling that's all he knows 
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He'll climb aboard that ship and he'll ride her wherever she goes
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