Mainly in March – #SLS – Song Lyric Sunday – Occupation

Sorry to hear that Helen is still not feeling well and has decided to give up the Song Lyric Sunday theme for good.  Hoping she gets better soon and back to blogging in whatever way she chooses.  Thanks to Jim for continuing the challenge.  I know it probably isn’t easy but he’s doing a great job and I like having the prompts for the month laid out so that I can plan ahead.  It will be particularly helpful once the A to Z starts next month! 

Today’s prompt is “Occupation” and there have already been a lot of great choices out there.  I went looking for something that was a little different and came up with this from Kenny Rogers.  Country is not my number one genre but Kenny has given us some good ones.  Lyrics in the video.

Songwriters: Don Schlitz
The Gambler lyrics Β© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

I don’t play cards because to me there’s too much thinking involved and when I gamble, I do it for fun.  We love to go to Reno and have taken a few day trips to local casinos.  I’ve never been a huge winner, although I did win $1000 once.  I just love to hear the bells go off.  Here’s one of my good ones.

One of the last times we went to Reno we made friends with an employee at the Silver Legacy.  His name is Doc Cheatham.  He gives directions, answers questions and does card and magic tricks in the lobby.  He is really good and took the time to talk to us about how he got started and showed us a few secrets to the tricks he does – which I don’t remember so don’t ask me how they’re done!  He reminds me of The Gambler.  If you get to the Silver Legacy you should really stop and check him out. 

And there’s your Song Lyric Sunday for today.  Check out the other participants and play along if you can think of a song with an occupation we may have missed!     

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18 Responses to Mainly in March – #SLS – Song Lyric Sunday – Occupation

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    Good song – good choice for the topic! We went to Vegas once, and it’s amazing how many slot machines are there, all the lights and noise! My husband won a hundred dollars on one. haha! πŸ™‚

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  2. I learned how to play Blackjack on our trip to Vegas last year. While our small gambling allowance lasted a little longer playing cards than in the slot machines, it was stressful! LOL My math skills under duress are lacking–I get confused counting to 21! I’m not good under pressure. πŸ™‚ I remember when this song came out way back in the day…

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  3. I haven’t hear that in years!

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  4. Bee Halton says:

    Great choice. I am not a fan if country either but every now and then I do listen. This one is great! πŸ™‹πŸ

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  5. A.C. Melody says:

    Wow, now this a blast from the past. A good fragment of my childhood was spent with Kenny Rogers playing in the background. He was a favorite of my parents, my aunt and uncle and my grandma, too. My uncle had the iconic tapestry of the Dogs Playing Poker hanging in their family room and I always associated this song with that tapestry, lol – the mind of a kid!

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  6. Mary B says:

    Good one! It never occurred to me to think of this, but you are correct – there are professional gamblers!

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  7. Great choice Janet as your song fit the prompt perfectly and I always love listening to The Gambler.

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