Viva Las Vegas

Titel: Viva Las Vegas
Längd: 2:22
Doc Pomus och Mort Shuman
Utgivare: Elvis Presley Music
Inspelningsdatum: 1963-07-10
Inspelningstid: mellan klockan 19:00-23:00
Inspelningsplats: Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, CA
Matrix: RPA3 0234
Tagning master: 7
Producent: George Stoll
Studiotekniker: Dave Wiechman

Gitarr: Scotty Moore
Gitarr: Tiny Timbrell
Gitarr: Billy Strange
Bas: Bob Moore
Trummor D. J. Fontana
Trummor: Buddy Harman
Trummor: Frank Carlson
Slagverk: Hal Rees
Slagverk: Roy Harte
Slagverk: Larry Bunker
Slagverk: Frank Flynn
Slagverk: Michael Sylva
Piano: Floyd Cramer
Piano: Dudley Brooks
Piano: Calvin Jackson
Saxofon: Boots Randolph
Saxofon: William Green
Trumpet: James Zito
Trombon: Herb Taylor
Trombon: Randall Miller
Kör/bakgrundssångare: The Jordanaires

Första utgivning: B-sida singel (47-8360)
Även utgiven på bland annat:
Viva Las Vegas / What’d I Say (447-0646)
Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol. 1 (LPM-6401)
Greatest Hits (GELV 6A RDS 9001-9007)
Elvis In Hollywood (DLP2-0168)
Elvis In Demand (PL-42003)
Elvis In Hollywood (PPL 1-8081)
Memories Of Elvis: A Lasting Tribute To The King Of Rock ’N’ Roll (DML 5-0347)
King Of The 60’s (NL-42973)
Elvis Forever Vol. 2 (CL 42853)
The Elvis Collection (NL-43290)
This Is Elvis (CPL2 4031)
Elvis In Hollywood (NL-45295)
Elvis In Hollywood (CBR 1014)
The E.P. Collection Vol. 2 (EP-2)
Love In Las Vegas (RCX 7206)
Jailhouse Rock / Love In Las Vegas (RCALPP 9020)
Rare Elvis Vol. 3 (PL 89051)
Golden Filmhits (ADEH 130)
Elvis! His Greatest Hits (RD4A-010-2)

Låten var med i filmen ”Viva Las Vegas”.


Bright light city gonna set my soul
Gonna set my soul on fire
Got a whole lot of money that’s ready to burn
So get those stakes up higher

There’s a thousand pretty women waitin’ out there
And they’re all livin’ the devil may care
And I’m just the devil with love to spare, so
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas

How I wish that there were more
Than the twenty-four hours in the day
Even if there were forty more
I wouldn’t sleep a minute away

Oh, there’s black jack and poker and the roulette wheel
A fortune won and lost on ev’ry deal
All you need’s a strong heart and a nerve of steel
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas with your neon flashin’
And your one arm bandits crashin’
All those hopes down the drain
Viva Las Vegas turnin’ day into nighttime
Turnin’ night into daytime
If you see it once
You’ll never be the same again

I’m gonna keep on the run
I’m gonna have me some fun
If it costs me my very last dime
If I wind up broke, oh well
I’ll always remember that I had a swingin’ time

I’m gonna give it ev’rything I’ve got
Lady luck please let the dice stay hot
Let me shoot a seven with ev’ry shot, ah
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas
Viva Las Vegas, Viva, Viva Las Vegas