“The Gambler's Sweetheart”


"Forever remember your dark-eyed girl Whose love was ever true, Who has waited for your coming...." She accuses him of gambling while leaving her alone at home. She warns him that some day he'll find her dead.


There are, obviously, many songs on this theme, and I suspect this may be a derivative of one of the others. But the lyrics have no obvious connection with any of the others, so I classify this piece separately. - RBW

Cross references

  • cf. "The Gambler" (plot)


  1. Randolph 809, "The Gambler's Sweetheart" (2 texts)
  2. Roud #7426
  3. BI, R809


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934 (Randolph)
Found in: US(So)