Speak of the hearts that this vagabond has broken
Tell of the fun that I've had
Speak of the loving and the laughing and the joking
|: Back when I was glad :|
Now let's play it real pretty, my guitar.
Tell of the time when the riverboats were churning
Oh what a gambler's spree
Tell of the time when old lady luck was burning
|: Every one but me :|
Now let's tell it again, my guitar.
Well tell of the time when I took my biggest gamble
In a game where hearts were high
Tell of the way that my heart began to ramble
|: When she caught me eye :|
Now just once more, my guitar.
Go tell all my friends this life's a game of poker
A fool and his gold must part
And in this hectic world the biggest fools the joker
|: Who gambles with his heart :|
Now let's tell it real sad, my guitar.
That's the story of the gambler's guitar!