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GAMBELLA (THE GAMBLIN' LADY) (Terry Gilkyson) Jo Stafford & Frankie Laine - 1951 (Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, the Gamblin' Lady) FRANKIE LAINE: Oh, I'm a two-fisted gambler I've travelled this country afar From River to highway, I make 'em play my way From peanuts to cold caviar I'm cool as a shark in the water My luck is my own to command But I got no home, or a place for a woman Who bluffs me right out of my hand (Gambella, Gambella) Gambella, the Gamblin' Lady (She carries her umbrella) To cover a past that is shady Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, the Gamblin' Lady JO STAFFORD: Oh, gamblin' is my profession I travel all over the land From roulette to Reno, from Reno to keno The jokers eat out of my hand The dice roll at my direction In poker, I win at a glance But more satisfying and more gratifying is takin' a chance on romance (Gambella, Gambella) Gambella, the Gamblin' Lady (She carries her umbrella) To cover a past that is shady Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, the Gamblin' Lady FRANKIE LANE: The girls all gather around me They fall for my slick city ways But if I go courtin', the diamond I'm sportin' Will be holdin' up one of her stays JO STAFFORD: Oh, he's a two-fisted gambler But now I don't think he can stand He's been double-crossed, he gambled and lost And I got a ring on my hand JS: Don't gamble on love, my boy FL: Gambella, Gambella JS: Don't gamble on love FL: Gambella, the Gamblin' Lady JS: Shoot for a seven FL: She carries her umbrella JS: And wait for eleven FL: To cover a past that is shady JS: But don't ever gamble on love Gambella, Gambella, Gambella Gambella, the Gamblin' Lady Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, Gambella, the Gamblin' Lady Gambella, the Gamblin' Lady (Transcribed by Monique Adriaansen & Mel Priddle - December 2003)

    


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