The Gambler Acoustic Guitar Lesson – Kenny Rogers
Here is an acoustic guitar lesson on how to play The Gambler originally by Kenny Rogers. This lesson has been done by James from the acoustic covers duo “Handsome Alvin”, please check out our covers at: www.youtube.com Capo 3rd Fret (original Capo on 1st (Verse 1-3 and 1st chorus) and Capo 2nd Fret for the rest of the song) Intro Chord Progression: D; G; D; G; Strumming for Entire Song: DD DUDU Verse Chord Progression: D; D; G; D; D; D; D; A; D; D; G; D; G; D; A; D; Chorus Chord Progression: D; D; G; D; G; D; D: A; D; D; G; D; G; D; A; D; Lyrics: Intro Verse 1 On a warm summer’s 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. Verse 2 He said, “Son, I’ve made a life out of readin’ people’s faces, And knowin’ what their cards were by the way they held their eyes. And if you don’t mind my sayin’, I can see you’re out of aces. For a taste of your whiskey I’ll give you some advice.” Verse 3 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. Chorus 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 sittin’ at the table. There’ll be …
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