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GUEST,Chicken Charlie Origins: Roving Gambler / Gambling Man (12) RE: Lyr Req: Gambling Man.' I've gambled down in---- 01 Mar 08


Bob the Postman beat me to it: I learned it as "Roving Gambler," aka
"Roamin' Gambler," which always brought visions of Lucius Libidinus Sterno to mind. I never could spell, though. The moral to the story is, "Always try variant titles." "Cuckoo," in some versions, has many similar verses.

"I've gambled in England, I've gambled in Spain;
I'll bet you five dollars, I'll beat you next game."

Donegan has also got some White House Blues/Wabash Blues stuff in there --whistle is a blowin', Lord, she's strainin' every nerve.

Glad I never had to sit thru all his choruses, though. :)

CC


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