Procol Harum - The King Of Hearts Lyrics




There was trouble in the air
Just a subtle hint of danger
And a woman dressed in black
out lookin' for a stranger
Well she took me to her room
Where she offered me a wager
She promised me the moon
So I took a chance
Yes I played the King of Hearts
Put my cards out on the table
I thought the odds were in my favour
But she laid the Ace of Spades
An' I wound up where I started
The King of Hearts no more
But the King of the Broken-hearted
She cut the deck one more
By the light of thirteen candles
She said, "the winner takes it all --
Is that too much for you to handle?
So I wandered through my playing cards
And tried to understand her
I was lookin' for a face
It was right there in my hand
Yes I played the King of Hearts
Put my cards out on the table
I thought the odds were in my favour
But she laid the Ace of Spades
An' I wound up where I started
The King of Hearts no more
But the King of the Broken-hearted





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Procol Harum The King Of Hearts Comments
  1. Mariusz Gajda

    Superb!!!

  2. alan thorne

    Just a fantastic song.Gary Brooker is in amazing form

  3. Ron Beretta

    Definitely the best track on the album, Brooker's vocals outstanding, Trower's guitar smooth as always!

  4. Ron Beretta

    Great album, glad to see Robin Trower back with the band on this disc, agreat collection of songs, think this is the best

  5. Aleksandr Aleksandrov

    👏👏👏👏👏

  6. Finn-Fredrik Lange

    Among thousands of great songs over the last 50 years, this is no doubt in the top 10❤️❤️❤️

  7. cixie09

    Gary, Gary you are the Master, and has always been...

  8. Roy Knapp

    Love this album.

  9. Владимир Белоусов

    Yes, the real MASTERPIECE!!! It's hard to find something else like this...

  10. Orlando Boom!

    Ah, why the rest of the album doesn't sound so well as this track? Fresh and modern rock composition, but thanks to Hammond organs & Brooker's voice still sounds like Procol Harum. Great song out of average album.

    The Loner

    The New album, 'Novum', is superior, by far! Novum is fucking HEAVY!

  11. hartmutcc63

    Piano + Hammond organ + electric guitar together make up a unique Sound. Perfect!

  12. Martin Carman

    Never heard it. ...so typical of them.

  13. hartmutcc63

    Did anyone hear Gary Brooker ever sing better? What a fantastic song. Actually the best song of a great album!

  14. Fernando Catan

    Dear m3allem71, can you please post The pursuit of Happiness from The Prodigal Stranger?
    Thanks.
    Fer

  15. elveezultra

    love this to fuc...g madness

  16. Ron Beretta

    Absolute classic deep cut from the reunion album, even got Robin Trower to come back and sit in on recordings, awesome!!!

  17. Tornfreedom

    "So I wandered through my Playing Cards" is a line from A Whiter Shade of Pale, though the first word was "As".... a nice bit of Monty Python-esque "turn it back around upon itself" flashback to the Past. This is a slightly different take to the version I had already from Youtube. I just Lurv this song.

  18. Amer Obaid

    what a nice voice ! wow man ..you are adding great music in ur channel lately !