Posted by jrjenks on Monday, November 16, 2009
Hello, imaginary interviewer. How you doin'.
Viva Las Vegas, music by Mort Shuman and lyrics by Doc Pomus.
I'm going to Las Vegas for G2E and I'm taking my banjo. How could I not learn Viva Las Vegas for this trip?
None. I'm taking it as a challenge to dope out this one without resorting to tablature. I did look the chords up. It's a your basic I-IV-V song with a VIm thrown in and a II for the bridge:
Intro (4 measures):
G - - - |
G - - - | - - - - |
Em- - - | - - |
C G C G |
C - - G - |
C - - A - - - |
Ending (Extended chorus):
C G C G | C G C D | G - - - ||
144 BPM, just like Elvis. Because, of course! So I'm going to have to work up to a practice speed of 172 in order to follow the practice-at-20%-faster rule.
The only ones there are: the Elvis lyrics.
I'll post some licks here when I work them up.
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