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St. John The Gambler

Lyricist:Van Zandt

When she had twenty years she turned to her mother
Saying mother, I know that you'll grieve
But I've given my soul to St. John the gambler
Tomorrow comes time to leave

For the hills cannot hold back my sorrow forever
And dead men lie deep 'round the door
The only salvation that's mine for the asking
So mother, think on me no more

An' winter held high 'round the mountains breast
And the cold of a thousand snows
Lay heaped upon the forests leaf
But she dressed in calico

For a gambler likes his women fancy
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Fancy she would be
And the fire of her longing would keep 'way the cold
And her dress was a sight to see

But the road was long beneath the feet
She followed her frozen breath
In search of a certain St. John the gambler
Stumbling to her death

She heard his laughter right down from the mountains
And danced with her mothers tears
To a funeral drawn a calico
'Neath the cross of twenty years

To a funeral drawn a calico
'Neath the cross of twenty years

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Album songs
1.St. John The Gambler (Modify)
2.Tecumseh Valley*
3.For The Sake Of The Song*
4.Quicksilver Daydreams Of Maria*
5.Waiting Around To Die*
6.FFV (Trad.)
7.The Velvet Voices
8.At My Window*
9.Rex's Blues*
10.No Place To Fall*
12.Pueblo Waltz*
13.Buckskin Stallion Blues*
14.Snake Song*
15.When She Don't Need Me*
16.For The Sake Of The Song**
17.Who Do You Love
19.Honky Tonkin'
20.Don't Let The Sunshine Fool Ya'
21.Silver Ships Of Andilar
22.Pancho & Lefty
23.Gypsy Friday
24.Colorado Bound
25.Waitin' For The Day
26.Maryetta's Song
27.Black Crow Blues
28.Black Jack Mama
29.When Your Dream Lovers Die
30.Big Country Blues
31.Hunger Child Blues
32.Black Widow Blues
33.Poncho and Lefty
34.Waitin' 'Round To Die
35.Nine Pound Hammer
36.Brother Flower (Live)
37.Colorado Girl (Live)
38.Old Shep
39.No Lonesome Tune - 2015 Remaster
40.Fraulein - 2015 Remaster
41.Honky Tonkin' - 2015 Remaster
42.Don't Let the Sunshine Fool Ya' - 2015 Remaster
43.Sad Cinderella - 2015 Remaster
44.Black Crow Blues (live)
45.Marie (live)
46.Waitin' Around To Die - Original Version
47.At My Window (2015 Remastered Version)
48.When She Don't Need Me (2015 Remastered Version)
49.Upon My Soul (2015 Remastered Version)
50.Two Girls (2015 Remastered Version)
51.Loretta (2015 Remastered Version)
52.White Freight Liner Blues (2015 Remastered Version)
53.Buckskin Stallion Blues (2015 Remastered Version)
54.No Place to Fall (2015 Remastered Version)
55.Pueblo Waltz (2015 Remastered Version)
56.Announcement (Live)
57.Lungs (Live)
58.Who Do You Love (Live)
59.Why She's Acting This Way (Live)
60.Poncho & Lefty
61.Lost Highway