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Artist/Band: Bob Dylan
Lyrics for Song: Rambling, Gambling Willie
Lyrics for Album: Other Songs - Bob Dylan



Come around you rovin' gamblers and a story I will tell

About the greatest gambler, you all should know him well.

His name was Will O' Conley and he gambled all his life,

He had twenty-seven children, yet he never had a wife.

And it's ride, Willie, ride,

Roll, Willie, roll,

Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.



He gambled in the White House and in the railroad yards,

Wherever there was people, there was Willie and his cards.

He had a reputation as the gamblin'est man around,

Wives would keep their husbands home when Willie came to town.

And it's ride, Willie, ride,

Roll, Willie, roll,

Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.



Sailin' down the Mississippi to a town called New Orleans,

They're still talkin' about their card game on that Jackson River Queen.

"I've come to win some money," Gamblin' Willie says,

When the game finally ended up, the whole damn boat was his.

And it's ride, Willie, ride,

Roll, Willie, roll,

Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.



Up in the Rocky Mountains in a town called Cripple Creek,

There was an all-night poker game, lasted about a week.

Nine hundred miners had laid their money down,

When Willie finally left the room, he owned the whole damn town.

And it's ride, Willie, ride,

Roll, Willie, roll,

Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.



But Willie had a heart of gold and this I know is true,

He supported all his children, and all their mothers too.

He wore no rings or fancy things, like other gamblers wore,

He spread his money far and wide, to help the sick and the poor.

And it's ride, Willie, ride,

Roll, Willie, roll,

Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.



When you played your cards with Willie, you never really knew

Whether he was bluffin' or whether he was true.

He won a fortune from a man who folded in his chair.

The man, he left a diamond flush, Willie didn't even have a pair.

And it's ride, Willie, ride,

Roll, Willie, roll,

Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.



It was late one evenin' during a poker game,

A man lost all his money, he said Willie was to blame.

He shot poor Willie through the head, which was a tragic fate,

When Willie's cards fell on the floor, they were aces backed with eights.

And it's ride, Willie, ride,

Roll, Willie, roll,

Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.



So all you rovin' gamblers, wherever you might be,

The moral of this story is very plain to see.

Make your money while you can, before you have to stop,

For when you pull that dead man's hand, your gamblin' days are up.

And it's ride, Willie, ride,

Roll, Willie, roll,

Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.


Album Lyrics: Other Songs - Bob Dylan


Bob Dylan
"Other Songs - Bob Dylan"


1. Billy 1
2. Cold Irons Bound
3. Cross The Green Mountain
4. Emotionally Yours
5. Every Grain Of Sand
6. Froggie Went A Courtin'
7. Highlands
8. I Wanna Be Your Lover
9. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
10. Little Maggie
11. Love Sick
12. Make You Feel My Love
13. Million Miles
14. Most Of The Time
15. Not Dark Yet
16. Rainy Day Woman
17. Ring Them Bells
18. Shooting Star
19. Silvo
20. Standing In The Doorway
21. The Ugliest Girl In The World
22. Things Have Changed
23. Trying To Get To Heaven
24. Wallflower
25. 'Til I Fell In Love With You
26. A Fool Such As I
27. A Satisfied Mind
28. Abandoned Love Lyrics
29. Ain't Gonna Grieve
30. Ain't No Man Righteous (No Not One)
31. Ain't No More Cane
32. All Over You Lyrics
33. Baby, I'm In The Mood For You
34. Belle Isle
35. Bessie Smith
36. Billy (Main Title Theme) Lyrics
37. Blackjack Davey
38. Born In Time (Live Version)
39. Born In Time (Live Version) Lyrics
40. Born In Time Lyrics
41. Bound To Lose, Bound To Win
42. Bunkhouse Theme
43. Bye And Bye
44. California
45. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
46. Canadee-I-O
47. Cantina Theme
48. Clothes Line Saga
49. Cocaine Blues Lyrics
50. Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood)
51. Cry Awhile
52. Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
54. Early Morning Rain
55. Endless Highway Lyrics
56. Eternal Circle
57. Eve Of Destruction
58. Final Theme
59. Floater
60. Folsom Prison Blues
61. Frankie & Albert
62. George Jackson
63. Guess I'm Doing Fine
64. Gypsy Lou
65. Highwater - For Charlie Patton
66. Honest With Me
67. Huck's Tune
68. I Was Young When I Left Home
69. I'd Hate To Be You On That Dreadful Day
70. I'm A Rambler And A Gambler
71. I'm Not There
72. If You Gotta Go, Go Now Lyrics
73. Katie's Been Gone
74. Last Thoughts On Woodie Guthrie
75. Life Is Hard
76. Lily Of The West
77. Lonesome Day Blues
78. Long Ago, Far Away
79. Long Time Gone (1962)
80. Mama, You Been On My Mind
81. Moonlight
82. Moonshiner
83. My Blue Eyed Jane
84. Nashville Skyline Rag
85. Neighborhood Bully
86. Night After Night
87. No More Auction Block Lyrics
88. Nobody 'cept You
90. Only A Hobo Lyrics
91. Orange Juice Blues (Blues For Breakfast)
92. Please Mrs. Henry
93. Po' Boy
94. Quit Your Low Down Ways
95. Ragged & Dirty
96. Rambling, Gambling Willie
98. Ring Of Fire
99. Rita May
100. River Theme Lyrics
101. Ruben Remus
102. Santa Fe Lyrics
103. Santa Fe Original
104. See That My Grave Kept Clean
105. Seven Curses
106. Seven Days Lyrics
107. She's No Good
108. Silver Bells
109. Sitting On A Barbed - Wire Fence
110. Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart Lyrics
111. Stack - A - Lee
112. Stage Fright Lyrics
113. Sugar Baby
114. Summer Days
115. Suze
116. Talkin Hava Negeilah Blues Lyrics
117. Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues Lyrics
118. Tell Me Lyrics
119. Tell Me, Momma Lyrics
120. Tell Ol' Bill
121. The Ballad Of Ira Hayes
122. The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)
123. This Land Is Your Land
124. Thunder On The Mountain
125. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
126. Tweedle Dee And Tweedle Dum
127. Up To Me Lyrics
127. Utopia Underwater
127. Walls Of Red Wing Lyrics
127. Went To Se The Gypsy
127. What Good Am I ?
127. Whatcha Gonna Do?
127. When I've Got Troubles
127. Who Killed Davey Moore?
127. Wigwam
127. Woogie Boogie
127. Worried Blues Lyrics
127. Yazoo Street Scandal
127. You Changed My Life Lyrics
127. Your Wanna Ramble
127. Baby Please Dont Go
127. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window
127. I Still Miss Someone [Studio Outtake]
127. Mojo Hand
127. What Good Am I
127. Whatcha Gonna Do
127. Who Killed Davey Moore
127. Crawling King Snake
127. Rocks And Gravel
127. Wildwood Flower
127. You Will Need Me
127. You Win Again
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