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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for The Gambler that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

Kenny Rogers', "The Gambler"
Misheard Lyrics:
On a warm summer's evening
On a train bound for Norway.
Original Lyrics:
On a warm summer's evening
On a train bound for nowhere.
Kenny Rogers', "The Gambler"
Misheard Lyrics:
So I handed him my bottle
And he drank the mile of sorrow
Original Lyrics:
So I handed him my bottle
And he drank down my last swallow
Kenny Rogers', "The Gambler"
Misheard Lyrics:
The gambler, Hebrew Cleveland
Original Lyrics:
The gambler, he broke even
Kenny Rogers', "The Gambler"
Misheard Lyrics:
You gotta count your money
When you're sittin' at the table.
Original Lyrics:
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table.
Kenny Rogers', "The Gambler"
Misheard Lyrics:
You've got an old man to hold 'em
An old man to throw them.
or
You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to throw them.
Original Lyrics:
You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold them.
Kenny Rogers', "The Gambler"
Misheard Lyrics:
You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to phone them.
Original Lyrics:
You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold them.
Kenny Rogers', "The Gambler"
Misheard Lyrics:
You've got to know when to hold on
Know when to fall down.
Original Lyrics:
You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em.

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