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Kentucky Gambler

Song Author Dolly Parton Performer: Merle Haggard Submitted by: Anonymous

[G]I wanted more from life than [C]four kids and a wife
And a [G]job in a [D7]dark Kentucky [G]mine
A twenty acre farm with a [C]shackey house and barn
That´s [G]all I had and [D7]all I left [G]behind

But at gambling I was lucky and [C]so I left Kentucky
And [G]left behind my [D7]woman and my [G]kids
Into the gay casinos in [C]Nevada's town of Reno
This [G]Kentucky Gambler [D7]planned to get rich [G]quick

Kentucky gambler [C]who's gonna love your [D7]woman in Ken[G]tucky
Yeah and [C]who's going to be the [G]one to give her [D7]everything she [G]needs
Kentucky gambler [C]who's going to raise your [D7]children in Ken[G]tucky
And [C]who's going to keep them [G]fed and keep them [D7]shoes on their [G]feet

There at the gambler's Paradise [C]Lady luck was on my side
And [G]this Kentucky [D7]gambler played just [G]right
Yeah I won at everything I played [C]I really thought I had it made
But [G]I should have quit and [D7]gone on home that [G]night

But when you love the green backed dollar [C]sorrow always bound to follow
And [G]Reno's dreams fade [D7]into neon [G]amber

And lady luck she'll lead you on
She'll [C]stay a while and then she's gone
[G]You better go on [D7]home Kentucky [G]gambler

But a gambler never seems to stop till [C]he loses all he's got
[G]And with a money hungry [D7]fever I played [G]on  
I played till I'd lost all I'd won [C]I was right back where I'd started from
[G]Then I started [D7]wanting to go [G]home

Kentucky gambler [C]there ain't nobody [D7]waiting in Ken[G]tucky
[C]When I ran out [G]somebody [D7]else walked [G]in  
Kentucky gambler [C]looks like you ain't [D7]really very [G]lucky
And it [C]seems to me a [G]gambler loses [D7]much more than he [G]wins
[D7]Much more than he [G]wins


I wanted more from life than four kids and a wife
And a job in a dark Kentucky mine
A twenty acre farm with a shackey house and barn
That´s all I had and all I left behind

But at gambling I was lucky and so I left Kentucky
And left behind my woman and my kids
Into the gay casinos in Nevada's town of Reno
This Kentucky Gambler planned to get rich quick

Kentucky gambler who's gonna love your woman in Kentucky
Yeah and who's going to be the one to give her everything she needs
Kentucky gambler who's going to raise your children in Kentucky
And who's going to keep them fed and keep them shoes on their feet

There at the gambler's Paradise Lady luck was on my side
And this Kentucky gambler played just right
Yeah I won at everything I played I really thought I had it made
But I should have quit and gone on home that night

But when you love the green backed dollar sorrow always bound to follow
And Reno's dreams fade into neon amber

And lady luck she'll lead you on
She'll stay a while and then she's gone
You better go on home Kentucky gambler

But a gambler never seems to stop till he loses all he's got
And with a money hungry fever I played on
I played till I'd lost all I'd won I was right back where I'd started from
Then I started wanting to go home

Kentucky gambler there ain't nobody waiting in Kentucky
When I ran out somebody else walked in
Kentucky gambler looks like you ain't really very lucky
And it seems to me a gambler loses much more than he wins
Much more than he wins

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