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    St. John the Gambler

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      Lyrics for Townes Van Zandt - "St. John the Gambler"

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

      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
      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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      VAN ZANDT
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