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The Gambler

Then  the man stands in front of me.
He pinches his cards between his fingers.
Certtitude has deserted his life

While looking at his Full,
He hears sort of mob sound.
A dead-men Army call for him this night

The rules he knows from gambling
Odds pick you, then you go
To your fate, tonight.

Why it has to be me
Who kills by four kings
He taught  me servant everything
And the winds blows around
From North to South
The Master sleeps tonight

Yes,so goes men's lives one morning
You loose the hand and then goodbye.

From a far Tower ring some bells.
Pulling a  crayon from his pocket,
He's out to proove  everything is not written down.

But his cheap hand can  only
Give the paper these lonely
Two "l" and two  "i", makin' Lili

Comes again the winter sister
The light of her eyes in the blizzard
She was far worthing my full

She had the Queen's beauty
The one that gives men strength and sorrow.
He lost, the King then  dies.

And the winds blows around
From North to South
The Master sleeps tonight

Yes, so goes men's lives one morning
You loose the hand and then goodbye.

And i kill my very Master
Him who knew the virtues
Of this deadly dark game.

Now our cards fall down
Now his heart fails for ever
So long Lili, so long really.

And the winds blows around
From North to South
The Master sleeps tonight

Yes, so goes men's lives one morning
You loose the hand and then goodbye.
(c) Thierry Séchan,
Translation by Marc Gaffie, France, 06/2000
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