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FrGamble
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December 29th, 2011 at 1:57:40 PM permalink
I like to listen to some good music on my way to the casino, especially songs that have to do with gambling. Trying to put together a CD. Anyone have any recommendations?

Here is probably my favorite: The Shape of the Heart (Sting)
Tiltpoul
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December 29th, 2011 at 2:03:30 PM permalink
Not what I would define as a "gambling song" but Katy Perry's "Waking Up in Vegas" actually inspired me to take a trip back out to Vegas after a few years off. It's not a great song, but it's catchy and the music video is fun.
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DJTeddyBear
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December 29th, 2011 at 2:47:51 PM permalink
Despite the very bad advice of never counting your money, I like Kenny Rogers "Gambler".

And no list can be complete with a version of "Viva Las Vegas".
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FleaStiff
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December 29th, 2011 at 3:14:38 PM permalink
Quote: FrGamble

I like to listen to some good music on my way to the casino

Good music is hard to come by.
Why don't you just to to Jimmy Hoofa's blog and steal the play list ... its known as "research".
WinningWays
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December 29th, 2011 at 5:32:47 PM permalink
Quote: FrGamble

I like to listen to some good music on my way to the casino, especially songs that have to do with gambling. Trying to put together a CD. Anyone have any recommendations?

Here is probably my favorite: The Shape of the Heart (Sting)


How about the Little River Band song..... 'Lonesome Loser' ?

My mistake........ you requested gambling songs to listen to on your way to the casino.......... not when leaving the casino.
Mosca
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December 29th, 2011 at 7:16:50 PM permalink
Mr Mudd & Mr Gold

(The link is Townes Van Zandt performing the song, then explaining how he wrote it. Worth the 3:44, IMO.)

The wicked king of clubs awoke
it was to his queen turned
his lips were laughing as they spoke
his eyes like bullets burned
the sun's upon a gambling day
his queen smiled low and blissfully
let's make some wretched fool to play
plain it was she did agree

He send his deuce down into diamond
his four to hart, and his trey to spade
three kings with their legions come
preparations soon where made
they voted club the days commander
gave him an army face and number
all but the outlaw jack of diamonds
and the aces in the sky

He give his sevens first instructions
spirit me a game of stud
stakes unscarred by limitation
'tween a man named Gold and man named Mud
Club filled Gold with greedy vapors
'til his long, green eyes did glow
Mud was left with the sighs and trembles
watching his hard earned money go

Flushes fell on Gold like water
tens they paired and paired again
but the aces only flew through heaven
and the diamond jack called no man friend
The diamond queen saw Muds ordeal
began to think of her long lost son
fell to her knees with a mother's mercy
prayed to the angels every one

The diamond queen, she prayed and prayed
and the diamond angel filled Muds hole
the wicked king of clubs himself
fell in face down in front of Gold
now three kings come to Clubs command
but the angels from the sky did ride
three kings up on the streets of Gold
three fireballs on the muddy side

The club queen heard her husband's call
but Lord that queen of diamond's joy
when the outlaw in the heavenly hall
turned out to be a wandering boy
Now Mud he checked and Gold bet all
and Mud he raised and Gold did call
and the smile just melted off his face
when Mud turned over that diamond ace

Now here's what this story's told
if you feel like Mud you'll end up Gold
if you feel like lost, you'll end up found
so amigo, lay them raises down.
NO KILL I
EvenBob
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December 29th, 2011 at 7:26:54 PM permalink
Blackjack by Ray Charles (fantastic blues song)

House of the Rising Sun by Bob Dylan

Luck Be a Lady by Frank Sinatra (wonderful)

The Gambler by Kenny Rogers

Still the Same by Bob Seger

Ace of Spades by Motorhead
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EvenBob
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December 29th, 2011 at 7:32:11 PM permalink
This is a fantastic blues song by Ray Charles. Would make
a great ringtone.

Blackjack

Ah let me tell you people
About this blackjack game
It's caused me nothing but trouble
And I've only myself to blame

Hey hey hey yeah
How unlucky can one man be
Well every quarter I get
Lord, blackjack takes it away from me

My friends don't come around me
Because I've been so blind
I can't even borrow a nickle
Now I've almost lost my mind

Hey hey hey yeah
How unlucky can one man be
Well every quarter I get
Lord, blackjack takes it away from me

I sat there with two tens
I thought I'd have some fun
The dealer hit sixteen with a five
Just enough to make twenty one

Hey hey hey yeah yeah
How unlucky can one man be
Well every quarter I get
Yeah, blackjack takes it away from me
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
EvenBob
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December 29th, 2011 at 7:38:53 PM permalink
But this is the best, you can't find a better gambling song than
Frank singing 'Luck Be a Lady'. Just look at this guy, nobody
is cooler than Frank..

Luck Be a Lady
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
EvenBob
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December 29th, 2011 at 7:44:13 PM permalink
You'll like this one, padre. From Guys and Dolls.

Sit Down You're Rockin The Boat
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

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