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Matt Pless chords for The gambler

Guitar chords with lyrics

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)


Intro:
 A chord diagramG+G

Verse 1:
      A chord diagramG+G                           A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramG+G
On a warm summer's evenin' on a train bound for nowhere
  A chord diagramC majorC               A chord diagramG+G               A chord diagramA minorAm                 A chord diagramD MajorD
I met up with a gambler, we were both too tired to sleep
   A chord diagramG+G                                 A chord diagramC majorC               A chord diagramG+G
So we took turns a-starin' out the window at the darkness
      A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG+G               A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramG+G
'Til boredom overtook us and he began to speak


Verse 2:
           A chord diagramG+G                             A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramG+G
He said, "Son, I've made a life out of readin' people's faces
      A chord diagramC majorC                  A chord diagramG+G
And knowin' what their cards were
       A chord diagramA minorAm                  A chord diagramD MajorD
By the way they held their eyes
       A chord diagramG+G                               A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramG+G
So if you don't mind me sayin', I can see you're out of aces
       A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramG+G            A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramG+G
For a taste of your whiskey I can give you some advice"


Verse 3:
       A chord diagramG+G                           A chord diagramC majorC                  A chord diagramG+G
So I handed him my bottle and he drank down my last swallow
  A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramG+G            A chord diagramA minorAm             A chord diagramD MajorD
Then he bummed a cigarette and asked me for a light
          A chord diagramG+G                              A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramG+G
And the night got deathly quiet and his face lost all expression
                   A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramG+G
Said, "If you're gonna play the game, boy
            A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramG+G
You gotta learn to play it right"


Chorus:
                                           A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG+G
'Cause You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em
 A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG+G         A chord diagramA minorAm           A chord diagramD MajorD
Know when to walk away know when to run
            A chord diagramG+G                            A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramG+G
You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table
             A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramD MajorD                 A chord diagramG+G
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealing's done


Verse 4:
      A chord diagramG+G                      A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG+G
Now every gambler knows the secret to survivin'
    A chord diagramC majorC               A chord diagramG+G               A chord diagramA minorAm             A chord diagramD MajorD
Is knowin' what to throw away and knowing what to keep
         A chord diagramG+G                         A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramG+G
'Cause every hand's a winner and every hand's a loser
         A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramD MajorD            A chord diagramG+G
And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep


Verse 5:
     A chord diagramG+G
So when he finished speakin'
     A chord diagramC majorC                       A chord diagramG+G
He turned back towards the window
  A chord diagramC majorC               A chord diagramG+G            A chord diagramA minorAm            A chord diagramD MajorD
Crushed out his cigarette and faded off to sleep
      A chord diagramG+G  N.C.                        A chord diagramC majorC  N.C.          A chord diagramG+G  N.C.
Then somewhere in the darkness the gambler, he broke even
    A chord diagramC majorC N.C.         A chord diagramG+G   N.C.        A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramG+G
But in his final words I found an ace that I could keep


Chorus:
                                   A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG+G
You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em
 A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG+G         A chord diagramA minorAm           A chord diagramD MajorD
Know when to walk away know when to run
            A chord diagramG+G                            A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramG+G
You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table
             A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramD MajorD                 A chord diagramG+G
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealing's done


Chorus:
            A chord diagramG+G
You got to know when to hold 'em
 A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG+G
Know when to fold 'em
 A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramA minorAm           A chord diagramFF
Know when to walk away and know when to run
            A chord diagramG+G                            A chord diagramC majorC             A chord diagramG+G
You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table
             A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramD MajorD                  A chord diagramG+G
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealing's done


Outro:
  A chord diagramC majorC                     A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramD MajorD                 A chord diagramG+G   A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramG+G
Cash rules everything around me  when the dealing's done

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