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The Gambler
Chaparral 205
 
    
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The Gambler
 
Chaparral 205
 


ID: 434
   Instrumental  
   Vocal  

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.dosado.com
Label information
Grid list of Chaparral recordings
Copies10
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Bpm127
Duration3:41
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Jerry Haag
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Old Call(s)
Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

All four ladies promenade step'n around the ring go
Get back home and swing now, you swing the handsome man
Join your hands, circle left get moving round the ring go
Allemande your corner, weave around the ring
You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em
Dosado your own and promenade her home
Well you never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done


FIGURE    C4, corner progression

Heads square thru on your 3rd hand you curlique
Boys run and then right & left thru
Turn your girl, now you square thru again on the 3rd hand
You swing thru, boys run
And then ferris wheel right in you go
Center 4 California twirl, swing the corner lady
Swing with that doll and you all promenade
Well you never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done


TAG

There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done


SEQUENCE: Opener, figure twice for heads, break, figure twice for sides, ending, tag

 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
subject to all U.S. copyright laws and remain property of their respective owners.

The Gambler
 
 

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.

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.
So 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.
Then he bummed a cigarette and asked me for a light.
And the night got deathly quiet, his face lost all expression.
He said: "If you're gonna play the game, boy, you gotta learn to play it right."

"You got to know when to hold 'em; know when to 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 dealin's done."

"Now ev'ry gambler knows the secret to survivin'.
Is knowin' what to throw away, knowing what to keep.
'Cos ev'ry hand's a winner and ev'ry hand's a loser,
And the best you can hope for is to die in your sleep."

So when he'd finished speakin', he turned back toward the window:
Crushed out his cigarette and faded off to sleep.
And somewhere in the darkness the gambler, he broke even.
But in his final words I found an ace that I could keep.

You got to know when to hold 'em; know when to 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 dealin's done.

You got to know when to hold 'em; know when to 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 dealin's done.

You got to know when to hold 'em; know when to 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 dealin's done.

Lyrics by Don Schlitz.
Recorded by Kenny Rogers; Johnny Cash.
 

Comments

 
Handle List
1436  Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1111 Swing [A2]
1111 Swing [A2]
1503 Circle (Left|Right) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1481 3 (number)
375 Curlique [C4]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1059 (anything) On (n-th hand) CONCEPT [Mainstream]
1481 3 (number)
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
486 Ferris Wheel [Basic]
1438 Center 4 IDENTIFIER
191 California Twirl [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1700 Corner IDENTIFIER
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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