Las Vegas Style Music
Vol 2
On The Acoustic

Welcome to my Las Vegas style music on the acoustic guitar. This is section is one of six available covering Vegas tunes for the acoustic player. 

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Las Vegas Style Music
Chords, Lyrics, Demos, Tutorials

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1. Barry Manilow

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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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.

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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2. Bobby Darin

Singer Bobby Darin wrote Dream Lover 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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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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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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3. Engelbert Humperdinck

How Do I Stop Lovin 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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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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4. Matt Monro

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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5. Michael Buble

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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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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6. Pat Boone

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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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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7. Tony Orlando

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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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 dury 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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8. Wayne Newton

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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