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May 4th, 2015 at 9:29:34 AM permalink
Written by Dolly, performed by Merle, it tells a story probably all too many are familiar with.

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Venthus
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May 4th, 2015 at 9:46:30 AM permalink
Kind of surprised that O.A.R.'s 'That Was A Crazy Game of Poker' hasn't come up yet. (Note: All the versions have slightly different lyrics.)

Who's up for game two, what to do?
My wallets getting thin and I just lost my watch last night
Oh, I got a problem, just one answer got to throw it all down
And kiss it goodbye, yeah!

Here.

Not really a gambling song, but Coldplay's Viva la Vida usually works for the drive home:

I used to roll the dice,
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes.
Listened as the crowd would sing:
Now the old king is dead long live the king.
One minute I held the key,
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand...
Mosca
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May 4th, 2015 at 10:53:17 AM permalink
Las Vegas, by Gram Parsons

ooh, Las Vegas, ain't no place for a poor boy like me
ooh, Las Vegas, ain't no place for a poor boy like me
every time I hit your crystal city
you know you're gonna make a wreck out of me
well, the first time I lose I drink whiskey
second time I lose I drink gin
third time I lose I drink anything
'cause I think I'm gonna win
ooh, Las Vegas, ain't no place for a poor boy like me, no
ooh, Las Vegas, ain't no place for a poor boy like me
every time I hit your crystal city
you know you're gonna make a wreck out of me
well, the queen of spades is a friend of mine
the queen of hearts is a bitch
someday when I clean up my mind
I'll find out which is which
ooh, Las Vegas, ain't no place for a poor boy like me
ooh, Las Vegas, ain't no place for a poor boy like me
every time I hit your crystal city
you know you're gonna make a wreck out of me
well, I spend all night with the dealer
tryin' to get ahead
spend all day at the Holiday Inn
trying to get out of bed
ooh, Las Vegas, ain't no place for a poor boy like me
ooh, Las Vegas, ain't no place for a poor boy like me
every time I hit your crystal city
you know you're gonna make a wreck out of me
NO KILL I
Mgruetze
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May 4th, 2015 at 11:02:12 AM permalink
This might reflect too many losing nights, but try:

"Take It Away, Lucky" by Eddie Noack
"Bad Luck" by Social Distortion
For those who visit Tunica or Biloxi, "Stayed in Mississippi a Day Too Long," by Bob Dylan (also, Dylan's "Watching the River Flow" and John Fogerty's "110 in the Shade")
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams," by Tony Bennett
"I'm Busted," by Ray Charles (Johnny Winter also does a great version of Ray's "Blackjack Blues")
"Gambler's Blues" by B.B. King
Dieter
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May 4th, 2015 at 8:27:23 PM permalink
Hustler Groove - Apollo 440
Mile High - Morphine ("I've got the cash to cover the action")
Bad Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
Truckin - Grateful Dead ("got my chips cashed in")
Up On Cripple Creek - The Band

Sure, some of those are only tangentially related to gambling... but this one is solidly in there. I smile every time Mabel deals to me.
Have a Lucky Day - Morphine

For the ride back:
Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead ("If I get home before daylight, just might get some sleep tonight")
Countin' Flowers on the Wall - Statler Brothers
May the cards fall in your favor.
aceofspades
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May 4th, 2015 at 8:48:22 PM permalink
Ace of Spades - Motorhead




Leaving Las Vegas - Sheryl Crow

Dieter
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May 15th, 2015 at 8:05:14 AM permalink
Never Make A Move Too Soon - BB King
May the cards fall in your favor.
Puckerbutt
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May 15th, 2015 at 10:37:21 AM permalink
Bell X1 - I'll See Your Heart And I'll Raise You Mine

If'n I'd a knowed you wanted to have went with me - I'd a seen that you got to get to go.
TriathlonTodd
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May 15th, 2015 at 1:18:08 PM permalink
I don't think Desperado by the Eagles has been mentioned yet
dwsblue
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May 20th, 2015 at 10:40:30 AM permalink
The Jack by AC/DC
Tumbling Dice by The Rolling Stones

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