I am a roving gambler I gamble all around
Wherever I meet a deck of cards I lay my money down
Lay my money down boys I lay my money down
Yes I do hmmm

I’ve gambled in Frisco I’ve gambled in Maine
I’m on my way to Atlanta GA I’m gonna knock down my last game
Knock down my last game boys I’m gonna knock down my last game
Yes I am hmmm

[ guitar ]
(Mama dear mama you know I love you well)
But the love she has for this gamblin’ man ain’t no human tongue can tell
Human tongue can tell Lord no human tongue can tell hmmm

(Mama dear mama I tell you if I can)
The next time you see your little darling she gonna be with this gamblin’ man
Be with this gamblin’ woman she gonna be with this gamblin’ man hmmm