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The Gambling Man My pocketbook full of money, My friends are all standing around. My pocketbook are empty And I ain't got a friend to be mine (found) Last night as I lay on my pillow, Last night as I lay on my bed, Last night as I lay on my pillow, I dreamed little Bessy was dead. Go dig me a hole in the meadow Go dig me a hole in the ground. Go dig me a hole in the meadow When I lie this poor gambler down. The first time I saw Darling Corie She had a dram glass (in her hand) Drinking away her trouble And a-going with a gambling man. The next time I saw darling Corie She had a sweet smile on her face. Drinking away her troubles And a-going in another girl's place. From Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, Sharp Collected from Mrs. Clancy Deeton, NC 1918 RG apr96
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