Bad Luck And Trouble, Lightning Hopkins (Rosenbaum), 1948

Original recording:  Lightnin’ Hopkins (Guitar and Vocals)

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Gambler’s Blues, Lightnin’ Hopkins (Hopkins, Lewis), 1965

Original recording: Lightnin’ Hopkins (Guitar), Elmore Nixon (Piano)

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Recording information: 

Recorded for Jewel Records in 1965. Some fabulous music from this Texas great.

Covers:

There are a number of recordings of songs called Gambler’s Blues including one by B.B. King but we haven’t found any of this one. Never mind, Hopkins does a great job. 

Lyrics:

You know I once was a gambler, boy, but I lost my money soon
Yes, I once was a gambler, boy, but I lost my money soon
Yes, I lost all of my money some other, some other gambler can have my room

You know I lost all my money, in a no good gambling game
Yes, I lost all my money, boys, in a no good gambling game
I was on my bad luck, kept gambling just the same

When you lose that old no good money, you sit around with your head hung down
When you lose that old no good money, you sit around with your head hung down
Yeah, wake up next morning happy, I’m the best gambler in this town

Gin Bottle Blues, Lightnin’ Hopkins (Lightnin’ Hopkins)

Original recording:  Lightnin’ Hopkins (Guitar and Vocals)

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Recording information:

Recorded for Arhoolie Records

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