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The Glamber Chords

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The Glamber

  		
Intro: D G D G 

     D                                    G                                     D 
On a warm summer's evenin' on a train bound for nowhere 
                                                     A 
I met up with the gambler; we were both too tired to sleep 
   D                               G                                           D 
So we took turns a starin' out the window at the darkness 
     G                    D                      A              D 
'til boredom overtook us, and he began to speak 
         D                                                    G                      D 
He said, "Son, I've made a life out of readin' people's faces 
                                                             A 
and knowin' what their cards were by the way they held their eyes. 
       D                                        G                                      D 
And if you don't mind my sayin', I can see you're out of aces. 
      G                           D                         A               D 
For a taste of your whiskey I'll give you some advice." 
     D                                               G                                    D 
So I handed him my bottle and he drank down my last swallow 
                                              A 
Then he bummed a cigarette and asked me for a light 
        D                                       G                                      D 
And the night got deathly quiet, and his face lost all expression 
                 G                                   D                   A                          D 
Said, "If you're gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right 
Chorus 
           D                     G             D 
You got to know when to hold 'em , know when to fold 'em 
G            D                          A 
know when to walk away and know when to run 
          D     A    D                 G              D 
You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table 
                 G          D        A                 D 
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done 
D                            G             D 
Ev'ry gambler knows that the secret to survivin' 
                                                  A 
is knowin' what to throw away and knowing what to keep 
       D                         G              D 
'Cause ev'ry hand's a winner and ev'ry hand's a loser 
        G                 D              A           D 
and the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep" 
    D                               G                       D 
And when he'd finished speakin', he turned back towards the window 
                                           A 
crushed out his cigarette and faded off to sleep 
    D                             G                 D 
And somewhere in the darkness the gambler, he broke even 
    G            D                A                D 
But in his final words I found an ace that I could keep 
Chorus 
           D                     G             D 
You got to know when to hold 'em , know when to fold 'em  
G            D                          A 
know when to walk away and know when to run 
          D     A    D                 G              D 
You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table 
                 G          D        A                 D 
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done 
           D                     G             D 
You got to know when to hold 'em , know when to fold 'em  
G            D                          A 
know when to walk away and know when to run 
          D     A    D                 G              D 
You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table 
                 G          D        A                 D 
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done 
	  

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