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Home > Discography > Songs and Lyrics > Marguerite and the Gambler

Songwriter(s): Ricky Lynch

Lyrics

See the man in the picture with the falcon on his glove
A famous gambler, they say he never knew defeat
Lucky at cards, oh he was lucky in love 
He gave his heart to the lovely Marguerite

See the woman beside him whispering in his ear 
She was a famous beauty with men falling at her feet 
Her father was the richest man in the town of Belvedere 
Where the Gambler met the lovely Marguerite

The day when the handsome gambling man 
Came through that town 
They met by chance at the corner of the street 
The scene was set for the tragedy
It was love at first sight 
For the Gambler and the lovely Marguerite

Their passion was a fire that could not be contained 
And when they made love oh how their hearts did beat 
And from that moment the whole world would be forever changed 
For the Gambler and the lovely Marguerite

When her father heard the news he was like a man possessed 
In a cold fit of fury hatred and despair 
No good for nothin’ gambler was goin’ to steal his daughter’s heart 
He hired three men to put an end to the affair!

The Gambler had a room upstairs in a cheap hotel 
The men lay in wait in an alley off the street 
As the lovers strolled by three shots rang out and the Gambler fell 
He died in the arms of the lovely Marguerite

When they brought her home she just could not be consoled 
Her mother sent out for a doctor and a priest 
But it was too late to save her body or her soul 
She’d gone to meet the Gambler
Who was waiting for his lovely Marguerite

See the man in the picture with the falcon on his glove 
And the woman beside him, Queen of Hearts at her feet 
They looked so happy they must have been so much in love 
The famous Gambler and the lovely Marguerite

They still talk about them in the town of Belvedere 
The old people can remember hearing gunfire in the street 
And now when the moon is full two lovers sometimes appear 
They say it’s the ghost of The Gambler and the lovely Marguerite

They say it’s the ghost of The Gambler and the lovely Marguerite

Available on

The Very Best Of Mary Black Odd Releases 2014  
Marguerite and the Gambler Singles/Promos 2011
Stories from the Steeples Main Releases 2011
Stories from the Steeples Special Edition Main Releases 2011