Luck Be a Lady – Song Lyric Sunday – Luck/Fate/Fortune

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Luck Be a Lady – Song Lyric Sunday – Luck/Fate/Fortune

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For SLS today we have songs with ‘luck, fate, fortune’,  Thanks, Jim!

To join in this fun weekly challenge, and to see other entries, just click the link below.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/08/07/roll-the-dice/

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This is one of the first songs I thought of for the prompt words. Can’t go wrong with Frank Sinatra! I like his voice, though the songs he usually sing are kind of old fashioned it seems to me, but still … it’s Sinatra! I like the video as it is very simple just featuring himself with a little acting of blowing on the dice as the song goes along.

From a Wiki article:

Luck Be a Lady” is a song written and composed by Frank Loesser in 1950 and first performed by Robert Alda. The song was featured in the musical Guys and Dolls. The lyrics relate the point of view of a gambler, Sky Masterson, who hopes that he will win a bet, the outcome of which will decide whether or not he is able to save his relationship with the girl of his dreams.

Later, it became a signature song for Frank Sinatra (who also starred in Guys and Dolls 1955 film adaptation), first released on the compilation Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre (1963) and re-released on the album Sinatra ’65: The Singer Today (1965).

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“Luck Be a Lady”, by Frank Sinatra

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they call you lady luck
but there is room for doubt
at times you have a very unladylike way
of running outyou’re on this date with me
the pickin’s have been lush
and yet before this evening is over
you might give me the brushyou might forget your manners
you might refuse to stay

is pray

luck be a lady tonight
luck be a lady tonight
luck if you’ve ever been a lady to begin with
luck be a lady tonight

luck let a gentleman see
how nice a dame you can be
I know the way you’ve treated other guys you’ve been with luck be a lady with me

a lady doesn’t leave her escort
it isn’t fair
it isn’t nice

a lady doesn’t wonder all over the room
and blow on some other guys dice

never get out of my sight
stick with me baby im the fellow
you came in with
luck be a lady tonight

luck let a gentleman see
just how nice
how nice a dame you can be I know the way you’ve treated
other guys you’ve been with
yeah luck be a lady with me

a lady doesn’t leave her escort
it isn’t fair
and its not nice

a lady doesn’t wonder all over the room
and blow on some other guys dice

so lets keep the party polite
never get out of my sight
stick with me baby im the guy that
you came in with
luck be a lady
luck be a lady
luck be a lady tonight

This song is from the album “The Very Best Of Frank Sinatra”, “Live From Las Vegas”, “My Kind Of Broadway”, “The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings”, “Nothing But The Best”, “Sinatra ’65”, “Best Of Vegas”, “Reprise Collection”, “Man & His Music” and “Duets 2”.
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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
© 2021 BS

14 responses »

    • Thanks, Jim! I like the song a lot, and it looks like a nightclub act. I don’t know that there are many of those these days, except maybe in Vegas or somewhere. 🙂

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