5 pages | PDF | 904.4 KBThe Gambler by Kenny Rogers is a classic country song composed by Don Schlitz and recorded by the legendary singer in 1978. The song is set in the key of F major, with the chorus in D minor, and it is composed of 83 measures. Its narrative follows the story of a gambler on a train who gives advice to a younger man about life. The lyrics offer a moral lesson about taking risks, learning from mistakes, and never giving up on your dreams. Through its story and well-crafted melodies, The Gambler has become an enduring classic that still stands the test of time.