Ken Lehnig

Ken Lehnig

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Country - Americana | Chula Vista, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,579   
Member Since: 2014
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   Sounds Like: Bob Dylan, Gordon Haskill

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Plays:

48

Song Description

The life of a gambler on the Mississippi.

Story Behind the Song

Cautionary tale.

Broadjam Member Reviews

Very traditional outlaw folk like song and feel, vocals in tune, maybe a little like Steve Earl or even some other more traditional artists like the Kinsman Trio.

    - Jeff Maguire

I love the tune. The concept of the song is really good. The Chorus has a really nice lift.

    - Keith Taylor
Lyrics

Ragman
Like a ragman waiting on a train
Gotta leave here before the rain
Washes the reason for me to be sane
There are bad men gunning for me
Came out here looking for gold
Had a lot of hope foolish and bold
Had a little trouble , kind of a shame
But he aimed his gun at me
It's an easy living but it has its toll
Gotta bad temper with a troubled soul
Had to be a player in a rigged up game
He was just a cheat to me
I never found gold, I never did try
Just a lazy fool man wantin' to die
On gambling and whiskey I lay the blame
Stretch me on a hangman tree.
CHORUS
Hard work for gold wasn't for me
The easy way made a rot out of me.
Made sense to me, wild and free
Time will tell what'll come of me.
Found Jessie's charms ona rainy day
Worked out good as long as I paid
Maybe women are all the same
She tried to put a bullet in me.
The river's a place for a gambling man
They'll come and finds me if they can
Winner or loser, it's all the same
The devil is waiting for me.
CHORUS
(last line) The devil will tell what'll come of me.

Song Length
2:51
Genres
Country - Americana, Folk - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Troubled, Miserable

Subject Matter
Gambling, Alchohol, Beer, Wine

Similar Artists
Alison Krauss, Flatts & Scruggs
Language
English
Era
1800 - 1899

Lyric Credits Ken Lehnig
Music Credits Ken Lehnig
Producer Credits Ken Lehnig, John Hildebrand
Publisher Credits Desert windsong Publishing
Performance Credits See album cover
Label Credits American Windsong Music