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Lyr Req: Rambling Gambler (Dixon Brothers)

GUEST,Spoutnik 21 Aug 15 - 02:30 PM
cnd 21 Aug 15 - 03:15 PM
GUEST,Spoutnik 21 Aug 15 - 03:25 PM
cnd 21 Aug 15 - 03:53 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Rambling Gambler - Dixon Brothers
From: GUEST,Spoutnik
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 02:30 PM

Hi, I found most of the lyrics for this song but the last verse gives me trouble. Anyone can help?

Thanks in advance

Rambling Gambler
Dixon Brothers

I am a rambling gambling man
I've been most every place
Most of the gamblers of this world
I've met them face to face

My mother she tried to tell me
The fate of a gambling life
My son, please quit your gambling way
And marry you a loving wife

I fell in love with a fair young maid
She was all this world to me
Until another won her heart
She cares no more for me

I love this maiden with all my heart
She said she loved me too
But oh how sad to find alas
She proved to be untrue

I've rambled around to Frisco town
I've been to Tennessee
Ten thousand maidens I've met I guess
But non of them for me

I'm now a wreck upon life's sea
Alone I've paid the cost
I've gambled in the game of love
I played my heart and lost

I've gambled round the country side
I've gambled down in town
I'll guess I'll ramble and gamble on
Till the police shoots me down

A lost a game ???    next day
?????                      above
But never
I did in the game of love


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Subject: Lyr Add: RAMBLING GAMBLER (Dixon Brothers)
From: cnd
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 03:15 PM

You can listen to the song here. According to this page, the song was written by Dorsey M. Dixon, of the Dixon Brothers. According to the book "Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942," by Tony Russell and Bob Pinson, page 321 (viewable here), the song was recorded on Tuesday, October 13th, 1936, in Charlotte, NC. It featured vocals by Howard Dixon, who also played slide guitar, and rhythm guitar by Dorsey Dixon. It was released on BlueBird BB B-6809 with a "B" side of "Dark Eyes."

RAMBLING GAMBLER
(Dorsey M. Dixon)

I am a rambling gambling man
I've been most every place
Most of the gamblers of this world
I've met them face to face

My mother she tried to tell me
The fate of a gambling life
My son, please quit your gambling ways
And marry you a loving wife

I fell in love with a fair young maid
She was all the world to me
Until another won her heart
She cares no more for me

I loved this maiden with all my heart
She said she loved me too
But oh how sad to find, alas
She proved to be untrue

I've rambled around through Frisco town
I've tramped through Tennessee
Ten thousand maidens I've met I guess
But none of them for me

I'm now a wreck upon life's sea
Alone I've paid the cost
I gambled in the game of love
I played my heart and lost

I've gambled 'round the country side
I've gambled down in town
I'll guess I'll ramble and gamble on
Till the police shoots me down

I've lost in games of land, they say
Up to the sky above
But never lost as heavy as
I did in the game of love


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rambling Gambler - Dixon Brothers
From: GUEST,Spoutnik
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 03:25 PM

Many many thanks cnd! That what fast!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rambling Gambler - Dixon Brothers
From: cnd
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 03:53 PM

Thanks. Sorry, I forgot to mention: I used your lyrics (with a couple minor changes) and transcribed the last couple verses by ear.


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