Versuri Alexandru Andries - 2. The Gambler

Album: Alexandru Andries - Country and Western Greatest Hits III


Versuri/Lyrics "The Gambler" Alexandru Andries

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(Kenny Rogers, 1980, text un pic altfel)

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-stare (staring)
Out the window 'n' at the darkness,
Till boredom overtook us,
And he commenced to speak.

He said: "Son, I've made a life
Of readin' people's faces
And knowin' what all the 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 !"

So I handed him my bottle,
And he drank down my last swallow,
And he bummed a cigarette at
And then he bummed a light,
The night got dread and quiet
And his face lost all expression,
He said: "If you're gonna play the game, boy,
You gotta learn to play it right !"

"Now, you've got to know
When to hold 'em,
Know when to pull (fold 'em ?)
Know when to walk away,
Know when to run.
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table,
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealing's done !"

Said: "Every gambler knows
That the secret to survival
Is knowin' what to go (throw ?) away
And knowin' what to keep:
There's a hand of winners
Like any hands of losers,
And the best you could hope for
Is to die in your sleep."

And when he finished speakin'
He turned back to the window,
Crushed out his cigarette
And laid off to sleep,
And somewhere in the darkness,
The gambler, he broke even (aici se aude totuºi un L !)
And in his final words I found
An aid (ace?) that I could keep:

So you've got to know
When to hold 'em,
Know when to pull (fold 'em ?)
Know when to walk away,
Know when to run,
And you never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table,
There'll be time enough for counting
When the dealing's done.

Ah, you've got to know
When to hold 'em,
Know when to pull (fold 'em)
Know when to walk away,
Know when to run,
And you never count your money
When you're sitting at the table,
There'll be time enough for counting
When the dealing's done...

There'll be time enough for counting
When the dealing's done !

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