riverboat gambler lyrics – carly simon

(carly simon/jacob brackman)

riverboat gambler
drinking alone on the prow
chasing your bourbon with tennessee gin
the big game’s about to begin

riverboat gambler
hiding that ave up your sleeve
i can see through all that debonaire style
the irony bending your smile

and i won’t tip your hand
i won’t do you in
i want to stay near you
i want you to win

riverboat gambler
you can defy all the odds
you can draw diamonds to fill out your flush
you can find someone to trust

and i won’t steal your chips
i won’t steal your pride
won’t you take me on faith
won’t you let me inside

riverboat gambler
under our velvet and lace
you’re an old vagabond, i’m a poor waif
let’s make a place that’s safe

riverboat gambler
come on and let me inside

/ carly simon lyrics