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The Gambler Says Goodbye

I'm the gambler with the empty hand Even though she believes in me Through the years, I've folded every plan Twenty years ago, our skies were sunny Even though she believes in me They said, don't fall in love with a dreamer Twenty years ago, our skies were sunny As I chased islands in the stream They said, don't fall in love with a dreamer My lady lost much more than money As I chased islands in the stream Lucille, you shouldn't have bet on me My lady lost much more than money Through the years, I've folded every plan Lucille, you shouldn't have bet on me I'm the gambler with the empty hand. 3/21/20 Kenny Rogers songs: The Gambler She Believes in Me Through the Years Twenty Years Ago Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer Islands in the Stream Lady Lucille

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Date: 3/29/2020 7:48:00 PM
Great tribute, Michelle.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 3/29/2020 8:46:00 PM
Thank you kindly, Beth
Date: 3/29/2020 2:34:00 PM
You certainly have a wide range of poetry forms going on, Michelle, I could learn a lot from you, and no less excellent, a Kenny Rogers Pantoum, sweet . . . : )
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 3/29/2020 5:50:00 PM
I will miss him, but his music lives on - thank you for commenting!
Date: 3/22/2020 11:57:00 AM
Unbelievably, Kenny sang with Dolly Parton and actually looked at her eyes! A nice tribute, Michelle! Aloha! Rico
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 3/22/2020 12:41:00 PM
They had some great duets - you could tell they were close friends - thanks for commenting, Rico!
Date: 3/21/2020 10:05:00 PM
Michelle, this is a wonderful tribute. Reading your poem brought back memories of where I was in my life when I first heard each of the songs. Much appreciated. "And somewhere in the darkness ~ The gambler he broke even..." ~Mark
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 3/21/2020 11:18:00 PM
Thank you, Mark - he had so many amazing songs, I had a hard time choosing, but went with my favorites
Date: 3/21/2020 5:42:00 PM
Great singer / Clever poem. I also loved "Coward Of The County" and his songs when fronting The First Edition: particularly "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town."
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 3/21/2020 7:13:00 PM
Thanks, Gary - I like those songs too!