Rory Gallagher

GAMBLING BLUES (TASTE)
Taste "Live at the Isle of Wight" - 1971


I once was a gambler,
I bet my money wrong.
I once was a gamble,
I bet my money wrong.
Look for my baby,
Mess up my happy home.

Look for my money,
Look for my watch and chain.
Look for my money,
You know she pawned my watch and chain.
Told the DA,
Even your name.

Iím through with gambling,
Some other fool can have my room,
Iím through with gambling,
Some other fool can have my room.
Might die of whisky,
But gambling sure wonít be my doom.

Thanks to Phil for help with these lyrics. He has also provided the lyrics below Lil' Son Jackson and Lightnin' Hopkins

Lil' Son Jackson

GAMBLIN' BLUES
One of his Gold Star recordings, from the Arhoolie CD "Texas Blues"

You know I once was a gambler boy,
but I bet my money wrong.
You know I once was a gambler,
but I bet my money wrong.
Now I ain't got no money,
and all I got is gone.

When you lose that doggone money,
sittin' around with your head hung down.
When you lose that doggone money,
sittin' around with your head hung down.
You wake up in the morning,
with your face all full of frown.

You know I'm through with gamblin',
some jackstropper can have my room.
Boys I'm through with gamblin',
some other hustler can have my room.
Well my drinking may kill me,
but gamblin' won't be my doom.

Well I gambled so long,
till I thought that I would never change.
Boys I gambled so long,
till I thought I would never change.
Well I ain't goin' gamble no more,
I swear I'm gonna save my change.

Lightnin' Hopkins

GAMBLIN' BLUES

You know I once was a gambler, boy,
but I lost my money soon.
Yes, I once was a gambler, boy,
but I lost my money soon.
Yes, I lost all of my money some other,
some other gambler can have my room.

You know I lost all my money,
in a no good gambling game.
Yes, I lost all my money, boys,
in a no good gambling game.
I was on my bad luck,
kept gambling just the same.

When you lose that old no good money,
you sit around with your head hung down.
When you lose that old no good money,
you sit around with your head hung down.
Yeah, wake up next morning happy,
I'm the best gambler in this town.

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