Riverboat Gambler
Music by: Carly Simon
Lyrics by: 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 ace up your sleeve
I can see through all that debonair 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
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
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
Let me inside

Piano: Carly Simon
Electric Piano: Mike McDonald
Bass: Bob Glaub
Drums: Rick Jaeger
Strings & Woodwinds arranged by: David Campbell

© 1976 C'est Music / Maya Productions ASCAP