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Viva Las Vegas

Elvis Presley Lyrics Words & Music by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman Elvis Presley Lyrics

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' devil may care
And I'm just the devil with love to spare
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas

How I wish that there were more
Than the twenty-four hours in the day
'Cause 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 you neon flashin'
And your one armbandits 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 up 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 shout a seven with ev'ry shot
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas,
Viva, Viva Las Vegas

Recorded: 1963/07/10, first released on single

Elvis Presleys Movies From the movie Viva Las Vegas

July 1963, Elvis records the music, then, on location in Las Vegas and in a Hollywood studio, he films for his fourteenth motion picture, Viva Las Vegas, co-starring Ann-Margret.

July 9, 1963 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Night Life WPA1 8023-14
C'mon Everybody (Record Version) RPA3 0389-05

July 10, 1963 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

If You Think I Don't Need You RPA3 0387-13
Viva Las Vegas (Tryout) ____-01
I Need Somebody To Lean On RPA3 0386-20
Do The Vega WPA1 8025-07
Santa Lucia (Track) ____-03
Viva Las Vegas RPA3 0234-07

July 11, 1963 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Yellow Rose Of Texas / The Eyes Of Texas WPA1 8024-09
C'mon Everybody (Movie Version) ____-07
The Lady Loves Me (Duet) NPA5 5825-10
You're The Boss (Duet) WPA5 2511-16
Today Tomorrow & Forever (Duet) OPA5 8215-02
Today Tomorrow & Forever (Track) ____-06
Today Tomorrow & Forever (Record Version) RPA3 0388-06
Today Tomorrow & Forever (Track Dubdown) ____-06
Santa Lucia (Vocal Overdub) ____-06
Santa Lucia (Overdub) SPA3 5518
Today Tomorrow & Forever (Movie Version Vocal Overdub) ____10

August 13, 1963 MGM Sound Stage - Hollywood, California

Viva Las Vegas (Movie Version - Intro) ____-01
C'mon Everybody (Movie Version - Overdubs) ____-03
C'mon Everybody (Movie Version - Blues Ending) ____-01
C'mon Everybody (Movie Version - Composite) ____-SP

August 30, 1963 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

What'd I Say RPA3 0235-04

September 4, 1963 MGM Sound Stage - Hollywood, California

I Need Somebody To Lean On (Movie Version) ____-01

Late November 1963, Fun in Acapulco opens nationally and quickly goes to number five at the box office.

The soundtrack goes to the top five on the pop chart.

More than 150 people jammed into the mayor's office Tuesday December 17, 1963 to see Elvis Presley hand out Christmas checks totaling $55,000. The checks benefitted 58 Memphis and Mid-South charities. In appreciation, the organizations presented Elvis with a six-foot plaque. It was warm in the room and when Commmissioner Claude Armour announced Elvis was going to pass out the checks, the singer wiped his brow and said, "Elvis is going to pass out, period."

More than 150 people jammed into the mayor's office Tuesday December 17, 1963 to see Elvis Presley hand out Christmas checks totaling $55,000. The checks benefitted 58 Memphis and Mid-South charities. In appreciation, the organizations presented Elvis with a six-foot plaque.

It was warm in the room and when Commmissioner Claude Armour announced Elvis was going to pass out the checks, the singer wiped his brow and said, 'Elvis is going to pass out, period'.

December 25, Elvis and Priscilla spend Christmas at Graceland Elvis Presley Photos

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