Roving Gambler
Well, I am a roving gambler I've gambled all around

Whenever I need my deck of cards I lay my money down

I lay my money down I lay my money down



I had not been in Washington many more days than three

When I fell in love with a pretty little girl

And she fell in love with me

She fell in love with me fell in love with me



She took me in her parlor cooled me with her fan

Whispered low in Mama's ear I love this gambling man

I love this gambling man love this gambling man



Daughter oh dear daughter what makes you treat me so

To leave your dear old Mama and with that gambler go

Mother, oh dear Mother you know I love you well

But the love I have for the gambling man

No human tongue can tell

No human tongue can tell human tongue can tell



Well I hear the train a-commin', commin' around the curve

Whistlin' and a blowin', strainin' every nerve

Mother, oh dear Mother I'll tell you if I can

If you ever see me commin' again, I'll be with a gamblin' man

Be with a gamblin' man, be with a gamblin' man