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Ricky Lynch
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