Texas Gambler, The
DESCRIPTION: "I was borned and raised in Texas, And did not come to fame, A gambler by profession, C. W. King by name." The singer, who "did not like to work," wanders and finds himself at a "country singing. He meets a red-headed girl who "fit the bill."
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Morris)
KEYWORDS: work gambling rambling courting
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morris, #18, "The Texas Gambler" (1 text)
NOTES [35 words]: Morris's song seems to end in the middle, with the singer apparently about to either marry the girl or suffer some indignity at her hands. Since no other texts are known, we will probably never know which. - RBW
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