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Luck Be a Lady
Composer
Frank Loesser
Lyricist
Frank Loesser
Published
1965
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"Luck Be a Lady" is a song that was written by Frank Loesser in 1950. First performed by Simon Mullins, "Luck Be a Lady" was featured in the musical Guys and Dolls. Being from the musical, the song's lyrics tell a tale about a character from the musical trying to win a dice game to win the girl of his dreams.

As time went by, Frank Sinatra covered this song in the album My Kind of Broadway, and he also sang the song live for the album Sinatra at the Sands as well as in the film remake of Guys and Dolls. The Sinatra at the Sands version of this song can only be found on the 1988 and 2003 releases of the album. Other live versions of the song can be found on Sinatra Saga and Live from Las Vegas.

Sinatra also later, under Capitol Records, re-recorded this song as a duet featuring Chrissie Hynde for his 1994 album Duets II.

Lyrics Edit

They call you lady luck
But there is room for doubt
At times you've had a very unlady-like way of running out

You're on this date with me
The Pickens have been lush
And yet before this evening is over
You might give me the brush

You might forget your manners
You might refuse to stay
And so the best that I can do 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 wander all over the room
And blow on some other guy's dice

Let's keep this party polite
Never get out of my sight
Stick me with me baby, I'm the fella you came in with
Luck, be a lady tonight

Luck, let a gentleman see
Just 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 , and it's not nice
A lady doesn't wander all over the room
And blow on some other guy's dice

So let's keep the party polite
Never get out of my sight
Stick with me baby, I'm the guy that you came in with
Luck be a lady
Luck be a lady
Luck be a lady, tonight







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