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Lyr Req: Gambella the Gamblin' Lady (T Gilkyson)

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Subject: Gambella the gamblin' lady
From: GUEST,LYeager270 at aol.com
Date: 27 Apr 03 - 04:15 PM

Looking for the lyrics to "Gambella the gamlin' lady", song was done by Jo Stafford and/or Frankie laine. Can find many CD's on internet but not just words.


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Gambella the gamblin' lady
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Apr 03 - 04:57 PM

Hmmm. This page (click) says it was recorded by Frankie Laine, with Jo Stafford. I don't think I've heard it, but I've loved every Jo Stafford recording I've heard.
I'm working off this Google search, but I don't have time to explore every page completely. Maybe it will help somebody else.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Gambella the gamblin' lady
From: GUEST, NOMADman
Date: 27 Apr 03 - 05:55 PM

This one may be difficult to track down. it was indeed recorded by Frankie Laine in the mid-50's. I don't remember Jo Stafford being involved, but apparently she was. From memory, here is a snippet of the lyrics:

Gambella Gambella
Gambella the gamblin'lady
She carries her umbrella
To cover a path that is shady
Gambella Gambella Gambella Gambella
Gambella the gamblin' lady

I wish I could remember more, but that's it.

Regards,
John


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Gambella the gamblin' lady
From: GUEST, NOMADman
Date: 28 Apr 03 - 07:51 AM

I think that first bit was the chorus. Here is what I can remember of what I think was the first verse. I'm not sure how much of this I'm actually remembering and how much I'm just filling in.

Now I'm a two-fisted gambler
I gamble both near and far
From back roads (?) to highways
I make them play my way
From champagne (?) to cold caviar

Regards,
John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gambella the Gamblin' Lady
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Apr 03 - 12:49 AM

Here's my transcription from a sound sample at Yahoo! Music

She carries her umbrella to cover a past that is shady.
Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, the gamblin' lady.
Oh, gamblin' is my profession. I travel all over the land.
From roulette to Reno, from Reno to keno, the jokers eat out o' my hand

Information from http://www.alphalink.com.au/~crogers/g.htm

TITLE: Gambella (The Gamblin' Lady)
AUTHOR: Gilkyson
ARTISTS: Jo Stafford & Frankie Laine w. Norman Luboff Choir
CONDUCTOR: Paul Weston
LABEL: Columbia
NUMBER: 39570
STUDIO LOCATION: Hollywood
RHCO 4586
DATE RECORDED: 6 September 1951


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Subject: Lyr Add: GAMBELLA THE GAMBLIN' LADY (T Gilkyson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Dec 11 - 04:23 PM

I have put the male voice in regular type, the female voice in italics, and the backup singers in parentheses.

GAMBELLA THE GAMBLIN' LADY
As sung by Frankie Laine and Jo Stafford on "Popular Classics, Vol. 6" (2011)

1. Oh, I'm a two-fisted gambler.
I've traveled this country afar.
From river to highway, I make 'em play my way
From peanuts to cold caviar.
I'm as cool as a shark in the water.
My luck is my own to command,
But I got no room in a place for a woman
Who bluffs me right out o' my hand.

CHORUS: (Gambella, Gambella,)
Gambella, the gamblin' lady,
(She carries her umbrella)
To cover a past that is shady,
Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, Gambella,
Gambella, the gamblin' lady.

2. Oh, gamblin' is my profession.
I travel all over the land.
From roulette to Reno, from Reno to keno,
The jokers eat out of my hand.
The dice roll at my direction.
In poker I win at a glance,
But more satisfying, and more gratifying
Is takin' a chance on romance.


CHORUS: (Gambella, Gambella,)
Gambella, the gamblin' lady,
(She carries her umbrella)
To cover a past that is shady,
Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, Gambella,
Gambella, the gamblin' lady.


3. The girls all gather around me.
They fall for my slick city ways,
But if I go courtin', the diamond I'm sportin'
Is holdin' up one of her stays.
Oh, he's a two-fisted gambler,
But now I don't think he can stand.
He's been double-crossed; he gambled and lost,
And I got a ring on my hand.


[SIMULTANEOUSLY, IN COUNTERPOINT:]

CHORUS: Gambella, Gambella,
Gambella, the gamblin' lady,
She carries her umbrella
To cover a past that is shady,
Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, Gambella,
Gambella, the gamblin' lady.
(Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, Gambella,)
Gambella, the gamblin' lady.
Gambella, the gamblin' lady.

Don't gamble on love, my boy.
Don't gamble on love.
Shoot for a seven and break for eleven,
But don't ever gamble on love.
Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, Gambella,
Gambella, the gamblin' lady.

Gambella, the gamblin' lady.
Gambella, the gamblin' lady.


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