Las Vegas Songs
Vol 1
On The Acoustic

Welcome to my Las Vegas songs page where you'll discover the chords, lyrics and acoustic demos to many great Las Vegas type songs on the acoustic guitar.

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Las Vegas Songs
Chords, Lyrics, Demos, Tutorials

Here are 15 great Vegas style tunes for the acoustic player to sink his or her teeth into. Enjoy learning these classics.


1. Chris Montez

The More I See You first hit the airwaves in 1945 and was a hit for Joy Marshall in 1966.

But that same year Chris Montez had the most success with his version with a #16 on the Billboard Hot 100, a #2 on the Easy Listening chart and a #3 in the UK.

Ella Fitzgerald also recorded this song.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down down up - up up up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: F, Gb, G, D7, Gmaj7, Am7, A#, D#, C, Cm, E7
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2. David Lee Roth

Just A Gigolo was originally composed in 1928 in German but was translated over to English a year later.

Louis Prima actually combined two songs, "Just A Gigolo" and "I Ain't Got Nobody" to come up with this great result in 1956.

And in 1985, David Lee Roth put his spin on the tune and scored a #12 in the US and #7 in Canada. You'll find the track on his 1985 album "Crazy From The Heat".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up with walking bass
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, Am, D7, Gmaj7, G6, Edim, D, F, E7, Cm, Gb, E, A7, Dsus
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3. Ella Fitzgerald

Dream A Little Dream is an old number from 1931 and was made popular in the 60s by The Mamas And The Papas. Ella Fitzgerald recorded her version in 1957 with Louis Armstrong.

I'm not sure if she released it as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up stop up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C, Am7, Dm7, G, A7, F, Fm, G#, D#, Ab, A#m, G7, C7, Abm, Gm, C#7
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4. Francis Langford

I'm In The Mood For Love was recorded by Langford for the 1935 movie "Every Night At Eight" and became her signature song.

Many versions have been recorded by others including Vera Lynn, Fats Domino, Brenda Lee and more.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down up down up down and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Gb, G, Am7, D7, Bm, A#m, Gmaj7, Am, Dbm, Bm, E7, G# 
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5. Henry Burr

I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight was recorded by Canadian Henry Burr, a New Brunswicker who had the most hits in the decade from 1900-1910.

Burr recorded more than 12,000 songs under various names and for various labels. This song was recorded in 1925.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, Edim, D7, B7, C, E7, Am, A7, D, F, Ab, G7
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6. Israel Kamakawiwo

Somewhere Over The Rainbow ... officially this song is called "Over The Rainbow" and was written for the 1939 movie The Wizard Of Oz.

In 1993 Israel Kamakawiwo covered the song for his "Facing Future" album scored a #2 in the US. Eva Cassidy and Cliff Richard also covered the song. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C, Em, Am, F, G, E7
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7. Jerry Butler

Moon River was first recorded in 1961 by Audrey Hepburn for the movie "Breakfast At Tiffanys". Over the years artists like Andy Williams and jerry Butler and hundreds more have recorded the song.

Jerry Butler released his version also in 1961 and had a #1 hit in New Zealand and a #3 in the US. It can be found on his album of the same name.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up  
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, Bm, G, D/Gb, Em, A7/A#, D7, Gm, Bm/A, Bm/Ab, A7, Dmaj7
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8. Lou Bega

Mambo #5 was released in 1999 from German singer Lou Bega's album "A Little Bit Of Mambo". The song was originally released as an instrumental back in 1949. This was a monster hit

reaching #1 in too many countries to list and also hit #3 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 1st fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No just a riff
  • Chords: Em, D, A, A7
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9. Louis Armstrong

What A Wonderful World was released in 1967 by Louis Armstrong and topped the Pop charts in the UK but due to poor promotion in the US, the song did poorly.

Itappeared in the 1988 film "Good Morning Vietman" and was re-released where it reached #32 on Billboards Hot 100 chart.

The track can be found on Armstrong's album of the same name.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down up down up down and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: Dmaj7, Em, D, Gbm, Em, Bm, Gb, A#, A#/A, A7, Adim, A7sus, Dmaj7/B, Gm
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10. Rod Stewart

They Can't Take That Away From Me was written back in 1937 by George Gershwin. Rod Stewart did an album in 2002 of Pop Standards and this song made it onto that album.

The song was released as a single and made in onto the Adult Contemporary chart peaking at #27.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down down as you move thru the chords.
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, F, Eb, D7, Edim, Am7, Am7/B, Am7,G7, Gb, Bm, E7, A7, Gmaj7
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11. Sammy Davis Jr

The Candy Man was written for the 1971 movie "Willie Wonka And The Chocolate Factory" and was sung by Aubrey Woods who was the store owner in the movie.

Sammy Davis Jr was not fond of the song but recorded it for his 1971 album "Sammy David Jr Now" and when released as a single, became his only #1 hit. 

Barry Manilow used the original vocals from Sammy and created a duet for his album in 2014 called "My Dream Duets".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: Em, A7, D, Adim, A7, Bm, Bm/A#, Bm/A, Bm/Ab, Esus, E, A7sus, G, Ddim, Db7, Gbm
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12. Sid Selvidge

Then I'd Be Satisfied With Life was written by George M Cohan who passed away in 1942 at age 64. He was involved in Vaudeville and Theatre at age 8 and became a founding

member of ASCAP in 1914. Tiny Tim released a version in 1967 and Sid Selvidge also covered the song, but I'm not sure which album.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: A, D, G, A7, Bm, E7, Em, Gb
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13. Sol Bloom

The Streets Of Cario has also been called the Arabian Riff song or the Snake Charmers song or The Poor Little Country Maid. Some have dated the song back to the 1890s

but not totally sure. Sol Bloom revived the song in the early 1900s but never copyrighted the song and was involved in music publishing in Chicago. How exactly he got involved

in recording the song, I'm not sure.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root down root down and also root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Dm, Am, A7, C7, F
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14. The Lucky Duckies

Buona Sera was a number one song from Louis Prima back in 1956. Many versions have been recorded through the years including from Van Morrison, Dean Martin and The Lucky Duckies.

The band is based out of Portugal.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down strokes and then a steady up and down with walking bass
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, G7, F, Fm
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15. Willie Nelson

Don't Get Around Much Anymore hails from the jazz world and was written by Duke Ellington back in 1940.

Willie recorded his version in 1978 and the track can be found on is "Stardust" album.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: B7, E7, A, Gb, A7, D
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Thanks for stopping by this Las Vegas songs page. I hope you found what you were looking for. 

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