Lonnie Donegan Gamblin' Man cover

Gamblin' Man
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Verse 1
I've gambled down in Wasington
And I've gambled up in Maine
I'm going down into Georgia
To knock down my last game
I'm a gamblin' man, man, man
I'm a gamblin' man
Verse 2
Well I'd not been in Washington
Many more weeks than three
When I fell in love with a pretty little girl
And she fell in love with me
I'm a gamblin' man
I'm a gamblin' man
Verse 3
I'm a gamblin' man, man, man
I'm a gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man, man, man
I'm a gamblin' man
Verse 4
I'm a gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man, man, man
I'm a gamblin' man, man, man
I'm a gamblin' man
Verse 5
She took me in her parlour
Cooled me with her fan
She said oh mother mother
I'm in love with a gamblin' man
He's a gamblin' man, man, man
He's a gamblin' man
Verse 6
She said oh daughter, daughter
How could you treat me so
Leave your poor old mother
With that gambler go
He's a gamblin' man, man, man
He's a gamblin' man
Verse 7
He's a gamblin' man, man, man
He's a gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man, man, man
He's a gamblin' man
Verse 8
He's a gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man, man, man
Verse 9
Hey a gamblin' man
Verse 10
I would not marry a farmer
He's always in the rain
I'd rather marry a gamblin' man
With a gold watch and chain
He's a gamblin' man
He's a gamblin' man
Verse 11
And I would not marry a railroad man
Here's the reason why
I've never known a railroad man
Wouldn't tell his wife a lie
He's a gamblin' man
He's a gamblin' man
Verse 12
He's a gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man man man
A gamblin' man, man, man
He's a gamblin' man
Verse 13
He's a gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man, man
How about Jimmy
Verse 14
He's a gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man
Verse 15
He's a gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man, man
How about
Verse 16
I hear that train a-coming
Coming round the curve
Whistling, a-screaming
straining every nerve
A gamblin' man man man
A gamblin' man
Verse 17
He's a gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man
Verse 18
He's a gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man, man, man
A gamblin' man

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