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Las Vegas Songs
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Las Vegas Songs

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

1. After The Lovin - Engelbert Humperdinck

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2. Be My Lady - Matt Monro

be my lady guitar lesson

Be My Lady was a song written by Filipino songwriter Vehnee A Saturno in 1983. 

I'm not sure when Matt Monro recorded this song but the track can be found on his album "The Singers Singer".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, Dm7, G7, Cmaj7, Edim, Gb, Bm, Bm/A, E, Am7, D7sus, D7, D#, G#, D#m, C#, C#m, Gb, Fm, A#m D, Db, Ab 
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3. Buona Sera - The Lucky Duckies

buona sera guitar lesson

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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4. Candida - Tony Orlando

candida guitar lesson

Candida was a major hit and reached #1 in 5 countries when it hit the airwaves in 1970.

The track can be found on the album "Candida".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret = original key
  • Rhythm: down up stop up down up stop up and repeat
  • Picking: a few riffs
  • Chords:  C, G, Dm, C7, F
Free Chord Sheet

 


5. Copacabana - Barry Manilow

copacabana guitar lesson

Copacabana this was a single from his album "Even Now" back in 1978.

Manilow co-wrote this one with two other writers while having a conversation at the Copacabana Hotel In Rio.

He scored a #8 hit and his only ever Grammy Award.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: steady up and down rhythm
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: Gbm, Fm, Em, A7, Dmaj7, Bm, Db7, B7
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6. Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Willie Nelson

dont get around much anymore guitar lesson

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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7. Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Ella Fitzgerald

dream a little dream of me guitar lesson

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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8. Dream Lover - Bobby Darin

dream lover guitar lesson

Dream Lover was written by Bobby Darin himself and released it in 1959. The song was a success and hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and #4 on the R&B. It did reach #1 in the UK. Neil Sedaka played piano on the track for Darin.

Artists Dion, Billy Crash Craddock and Tanya Tucker have all covered this song.

The song can be found on "The Bobby Darin Story" album from 1959. Below is my Dream Lover Bobby Darin cover.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up root up down up ad repeat - with a few downstroke chops
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, Em, D, C, A7, D7 
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9. Everything - Michael Buble

everything guitar lesson

Everything was released as a single back in 2007 from the album "Call Me Irresponsible".

The song hit #1 in Italy and was a top 10 in many other countries. 

A music video was produced for the song with guest appearances by Whoopi Goldberg and Bono. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up stop up down up stop up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, E, Bb-5, A7sus4, Bm, E7, G, Gm, D7, Gb, A, B, Dbm, Ab, Dbm, Am
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10. Gone Fishing - Pat Boone

gone fishing guitar lesson

Gone Fishin was first recorded back in 1950 by Arthur Godfrey, The Three Suns and Johnny Guarnieri Quintet. None of these three versions charted. A Year later Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong did a radio show in which their duet was recorded and later released, which peaked at #19.

In 1958, Pat Boone recorded a version for his album entitled "Yes Indeed".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, E7, A7, A#, G, Gm, B7, D7, C7
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11. How Do I Stop Loving You - Engelbert Humperdinck

how do i stop loving you guitar lesson

How Do I Stop Loving You is a beautiful song recorded back in 1987 and found on his "Remember I Love You" album.

There was only one single released from that album but this song wasn't it, but its a very popular song at live shows.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st fret is original key
  • Rhythm: root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes in this version
  • Chords: Em, Cmaj7, B7, Am7, D7, G, Gb, Em/D#, Em/D/, Gmaj7, E7, Cm, Em/A, D7/C, Bm, Esus, Gm 
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12. I Can't Smile Without You - Barry Manilow

i cant smile without you guitar lesson

I Can't Smile Without You was a #1 from the "Even Now" album of 1977 and it also crossed over to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

The Carpenters also recorded a version but with a slightly different vibe.

Barry Manilow did not write this song.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, Em, Am, Am7, D7, Dsus, Dm, Cmaj7, G7, Gmaj7
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13. I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight - Henry Burr

i wonder where my baby is tonight guitar lesson

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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14. I'm In The Mood For Love - Francis Langford

im in the mood for love guitar lesson

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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15. It's A Beautiful Day - Michael Langford

its a beautiful day guitar lesson

It's A Beautiful Day was the first single from his 2013 album "To Be Loved".

The song was a top 10 in several countries with it's highest charting at #3 in Finland.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C, G, Am, F, Esus, E7, Am/G, Fmaj7
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16. Just A Gigolo - David Lee Roth

just a gigolo guitar lesson

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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17. Knock Three Times - Tony Orlando

knock three times guitar lesson

Knock Three Times was not actually credited as a Tony Orlando recording but as a Dawn recording because Orlando secretly recorded the song

without his record label knowing about it as he was working for a competing label at the time as a producer/singer. The song was released as a single in 1970 from his album "Candida" and made it to #1 in several countries including the UK and the US. 

In 1971 Billy Crash Craddock took the song to #3 on the country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo:2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, A, Em, A7, D7
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18. Lazy River - Bobby Darin

lazy river guitar lesson

Lazy River is an old 1930's tune that Drain recorded for his "The Bobby Darin Story" album from 1961 and the single scored a #14 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Many artists including Hank Thompson, Leon Redbone and Michael Buble have all recorded this great tune.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up and repeat 
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: B7, E7, A7, D, G, Ddim
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19. Love Me With All Your Heart - Engelbert Humperdinck

love me with all your heart guitar lesson

Love Me With All Your Heart was translated from Spanish to English and published in 1961. Ray Charles had a #1 on the Pop charts in 1964 with his version. Engelbert released his album "Legacy Of Love" in 2009 that contains this track.

He never released the song as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up root up down up
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: - C, Am, Em, F, G, G7, Dm, A7
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20. Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin

mack the knife guitar lesson

Mack The Knife actually hails from Germany going back too 1929 for a musical drama called "The Threepenny Opera". The song was translated and likely changed slightly to English and in 1959 Bobby Darin scored a #1 hit in the UN and the UK with his version. Darin also won two Grammy Awards for the song.

Strangely enough, Dick Clark advised Darin not to record the song, but he later admitted he'd made a mistake with that advice. Old blue eyes Frank Sinatra recorded a version but said that Bobby Darin's version was THE version.

The song is found on the "That's All" album from 1958.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: A#, Cm, F, A#dim, F#, B, Dbm, Gb, Bdim/Ab, G, C, Dm, G7, Cdim/A, G#, C#, A7, D, Em, D, Ddim, A#, D#, Fm, D#dim, Fm, Eb7th
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21. Mambo #5 - Lou Bega

mambo #5 guitar lesson

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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22. Moody River - Pat Boone

moody river guitar lesson

Moody River was written by Chase Webster and was first performed as a rockabilly tune.

In 1961 Pat Boone did a more mellow version for his album "Moody River" and had a #1 hit song.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root up down up up down up and repeat
  • Picking:No just a riff
  • Chords: G, Em, G7, C, B7
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23. Moon River - Jerry Butler

moon river guitar lesson

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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24. Remember When We Made These Memories - Wayne Newton

remember when we made these memories guitar lesson

Remember When We Made These Memories was released as a single and reached #15 in the US Adult Contemporary chart and as a crossover at #69 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song can be found on the album "Wayne Newton Now".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: E, E6, B7, A, Am, B7, C7, F, F6, A#, A#m
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25. Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo

somewhere over the rainbow guitar lesson

Somewhere Over The Rainbow was officially 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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26. The Candy Man - Sammy David Jr

the candy man guitar lesson

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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27. The More I See You - Chris Montez

the more i see you guitar lesson

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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28. The Streets Of Cario - Sol Bloom

the streets of cario guitar lesson

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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29. Then I'd Be Satisfied With Life - Sid Selvidge

then id be satisfied guitar lesson

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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30. They Can't Take Take That Away From Me - Rod Stewart

they cant take that away from me guitar lesson

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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31. Tie A Yellow Ribbon - Tony Orlanado

tie a yellow ribbon guitar lesson

Tie A Yellow Ribbon hit the airwaves in 1973 and was a huge hit reaching #1 in the US and the UK.

A yellow ribbon in the 1970s meant a loved one was away on military duty or serving time in jail, and upon their return would be welcomed home.

The song hails from the album "Tuneweaving".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: F, Am, Gm, C7, Cm, D7, A#m, Dm, A#7, Faug
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32. Times Of Your Life - Paul Anka

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33. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

what a wonderful world guitar lesson

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.

It appeared 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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