Gambling Polka Dot Blues – Merle Haggard

Until I met a rounder who called all I put down
I put the cards on the table and he drew an ace high hand
He bet his watch and I called it and lost my money like a man.

I’ve got them polka dot blues, the polka dot blues
I lost my hat and my coat and my straight lace shoes
I sold my watch and went back to lose
The mean old gambling polka dot blues
Got the gambling polka dot blues.

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My gal had plenty so I got Twenty then went back and sat down
I got a Four but I thought it was more as he dealt the cards around
He set the deck on the table and I bet him all I could stand
Well I turned over a measly Four he had another Ace-high hand.

I’ve got them polka dot blues, the polka dot blues
I lost my hat and my coat and my straight lace shoes
I sold my watch and went back to lose
The mean old gambling polka dot blues
Got the gambling polka dot blues.

Got the gambling polka dot blues…


Lyric Gambling Polka Dot Blues – Merle Haggard