You Were The Gambler

We sang “The Gambler” all night long,
drank our two bottles, of bundaberg rum
Just like we used to, still brings a smile
Coz…. “We were both too tired to sleep!”

I’d been ridin’ and you’d been shearin’
Life was a country song.

My friend, my best mate
Didn’t tell you enough
Through thick and through thin
We’ve been through life’s stuff
I still ask myself why ?
and when.
I drink to you, on my own.

I guess you were the ‘gambler’
And now I’m alone
So, I toss back my bundy
And think of you still
We speak of you often
We speak of you still

‘Tis likely I’ll not sing
“The Gambler” alone,
Just, toil and sweat,
work my hands to the bone.

Who’ll sing “The Gambler” ‘til half past two,
Who’ll sing “The Gambler” with me…..if it’s not you…?

SandraEllen and Melissa Park

You Were The Gambler

Melissa Park

Joined January 2008

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Many thanks to"SandraEllen":http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandraellen for her wonderful input without her this piece would have remained a vision in my head, Thanks Sandra!

For my Brother Matthew who Sadly lost his good friend Simon in a tragic car accident just under a year ago. R.I.P Simon we have all missed you more than we knew we ever could.

For Matthew, and for Simon.

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Simon …

The Gambler by Kenny Rogers

On a warm summers 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.

He said, son, Ive made a life out of readin peoples faces,
And knowin what their cards were by the way they held their eyes.
So if you dont mind my sayin, I can see youre out of aces.
For a taste of your whiskey Ill give you some advice.

So I handed him my bottle and he drank down my last swallow.
Then he bummed a cigarette and asked me for a light.
And the night got deathly quiet, and his face lost all expression.
Said, if youre gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right.

You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when youre sittin at the table.
Therell be time enough for countin when the dealins done.

Now evry gambler knows that the secret to survivin
Is knowin what to throw away and knowing what to keep.
cause evry hands a winner and evry hands a loser,
And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.

So when hed finished speakin, he turned back towards the window,
Crushed out his cigarette and faded off to sleep.
And somewhere in the darkness the gambler, he broke even.
But in his final words I found an ace that I could keep.

You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when youre sittin at the table.
Therell be time enough for countin when the dealins done.

You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count you r money when youre sittin at the table.
Therell be time enough for countin when the dealins done.

Matthew

BARGAIN hunters from the bush led the Magic Millions bidding war yesterday as hundreds of buyers snapped up potential champions at the yearling sales.

More than 800 horses went under the hammer in the mid to lower range of the market as savvy battlers searched for diamonds.

Brothers Matthew and Steven Park travelled down from Oakey for the annual Sunday sales with the hope of securing a bargain bay or a cheap chestnut yearling.

They ended up paying $10,000 for a chestnut filly.

“She’s definitely a bargain, but you will have to ask me in a year’s time whether she is a good investment,” said Matthew.

Mr Park and his partner Samantha Vuksanovic run Symphony Lodge, a training school and vendor for prominent breeders Oakland Stud.

Mr Park said he had grand plans for the filly and hoped to train her into a future Magic Millions champion.
“She is built like a tank but she looks like she can run,” he said.
Both brothers were impressed by the quality of the horses in the second half of the yearling sales.
“It’s great for the smaller operators to get a look in,” said Matthew.
“There’s still a lot of good quality stock which is well-priced and still within our reach.”
The brothers will continue bidding over the next two days.

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