Kenny Rogers – The Gambler Ukulele Chords

Kenny Rogers The Gambler ukulele chords and strumming pattern are in this post! Start playing this Kenny Rogers song from the "The Gambler" album released in 1978 with your ukulele right now!

Key: D
Chords: [D], [G], [A]
Strumming: D - DU - DU - DU (or D - D)
Difficulty: Easy

The Gambler Ukulele Chords

On a [D]warm summer’s evening on a [G]train bound for [D]nowhere,
I met up with the gambler; we were both too tired to [A]sleep.
So [D]we took turns a staring out the [G]window at the [D]darkness
‘Till [G]boredom over [D]took us, and [A]he began to [D]speak.

He said, [D]“Son, I’ve made a life out of [G]reading people’s [D]faces,
and knowing what their cards were by the way they held their [A]eyes.
And if [D]you don’t mind my saying, I can [G]see you’re out of [D]aces.
For a [G]taste of your [D]whiskey I’ll [A]give you some [D]advice.”

So I [D]handed him my bottle
and he [G]drank down my last [D]swallow.
Then he bummed a cigarette and asked me for a [A]light.
And the [D]night got deathly quiet,
and his [G]face lost all ex[D]pression.
Said, “If you’re [G]gonna play the [D]game, boy,
ya gotta [A]learn to play it [D]right.

You got to [D]know when to hold ’em, [G]know when to [D]fold ’em,
[G]know when to [D]walk away and know when to [A]run.
You never [D]count [Em]your [D]money when you’re [G]sitting at the [D]table.
There’ll be [G]time enough for [D]counting [A]when the dealings [D]done.

[D]Every gambler knows that the [G]secret to surv[D]iving
is knowing what to throw away and knowing what to [A]keep.
‘Cause [D]every hand’s a winner and [G]every hand’s a [D]loser,
and the [G]best that you can [D]hope for is to [A]die in your [D]sleep.”

And [D]when he’d finished speaking, he [G]turned back towards the [D]window,
crushed out his cigarette and faded off to [A]sleep.
And [D]somewhere in the darkness the [G]gambler, he broke [D]even.
But [G]in his final [D]words I found an [A]ace that I could [D]keep.

You got to [D]know when to hold ’em, [G]know when to [D]fold ’em,
[G]know when to [D]walk away and know when to [A]run.
You never [D]count [Em]your [D]money when you’re [G]sitting at the [D]table.
There’ll be [G]time enough for [D]counting [A]when the dealin’s [D]done.



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Artist and Song:Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
Album:The Gambler
Year:1978
Chords:[D], [G], [A]
Strumming:D - DU - DU - DU
Genre:Country

About Kenny Rogers - The Gambler Ukulele Chords & Strumming Pattern

"The Gambler" is a song by Country artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in 1978 on the album, titled "The Gambler". The Gambler is considered under Country genre.
  • The key of Kenny Rogers - The Gambler is D.
  • D - DU - DU - DU is the suggested strumming pattern for The Gambler. If it's not easy for you, you can try only down (D) strumming for playing "The Gambler".
  • The chords that we use for playing The Gambler on ukulele are: [D], [G], [A].

What Are The Chords For The Gambler On Ukulele?

You will play the [D], [G], [A] ukulele chords while playing The Gambler with your ukulele in the D key, original tone of the song.

How Do You Strum The Gambler On Ukulele?

The Gambler ukulele strumming pattern is D - DU - DU - DU. You can also try D (down) if the suggested pattern is hard for you.

Who Sings The Gambler?

The Gambler is performed by Kenny Rogers. It was first released on the album "The Gambler" in 1978.
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