The Gambler (3:30)

Cover of Through the Years

From Through the Years and 68 other releases

“The Gambler” is the title track to Kenny Rogers’ 1978 album The Gambler which won him the Grammy award for best male country vocal performance in 1980.[1] Bobby Bare had recorded the song earlier that same year in his album BARE CBS KC35314 (1978). The song was written by Don Schlitz who had recorded it previously, and had charted at #65 on the country charts with it. It was one of five consecutive songs by Rogers to hit #1 on the Billboard country music charts. On the pop chart, the song made #16 in early 1979.

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Play with Spotify

Is this the wrong video for this track? Suggest a better video

Flag video

Albums featuring this track (69)

Similar Tracks

  Track   Duration Listeners
Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County 4:21 50,871
Kenny Rogers - Lucille 3:36 39,473
Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy 3:14 70,069
Dolly Parton - Jolene 2:38 349,069
John Denver - Thank God I'm a Country Boy 3:29 80,479
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman 2:01 125,280

Listening Trend

152,524listeners all time
596,853scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more

Listen to, buy or share

Buy

Send Ringtones to Cell

On a warm summer's evenin' on a train bound for nowhere
I met up with the gambler, we were both too tired to sleep
So we took turns a starin' out the window at the darkness
'Til boredom overtook us and he began to speak

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Listening Now

Top Listeners