“The Gambler (I)”


"My moments are lonesome, no pleasure I find, My true love is a gambler, It troubles my mind." Her love is gone. Gambling has put him in prison; it made him threaten to shoot her. She warns other girls of those who love cards more than wives


From its structure and certain floating lyrics, as well as the subject matter, this seems likely to be a derivative or relative of "The Roving Gambler." However, it has enough detail of its own to deserve a separate listing. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Combs/Wilgus 184, p. 190, "The Gambler" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4302
  3. BI, CW190


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1908?
Found in: US(Ap)