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• May 2-4, 2014

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"Gamble's Song (The Waves Roll In)" by Patchwork
Words & Music By: Cathy DeWitt
1999 Patchwork
As performed by: Patchwork
On "Patchwork in Concert Live!"

Listen to "Gamble's Song (The Waves Roll In)"

GAMBLE'S SONG (THE WAVES ROLL IN)

He loved to play that old guitar;
He never cared to be a star--
But he was, in his native land, throughout the Florida sand
Where the waves roll in---
For this Florida folk hero, this man among men.

Some called him Gamble, others Jim;
All the young players tried to pick the guitar like him;
And when he played and sang, how he'd make the music ring
Like when the waves roll in---
For this Florida folk hero, this man among men.

BRIDGE:
Oh, the o-cean looked gray
On that Oc-tober day;
Did he know, going in,
He was never to be seen or heard from again--
Except when the waves roll in...

(instrumental break)

Now the story's told throughout the land,
(ECHO)
'Specially across the Florida sand,
(ECHO)
Of how he gave his life trying to save a drowning man
And the waves roll in---
For this Florida folk hero, this man among men...
You can catch him when the waves roll in...



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