Luck Be a Lady Lyrics - Frank Sinatra

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Writer(s): Loesser

They call you lady luck
But there is room for doubt
At times you have a very un-lady-like way
Of running out

Your on this date with me
The pickin's have been lush
And yet before the 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

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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 dosen'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 guys dice


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 dosen'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 guys dice

Lets keep this 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 tonight

so, Lets keep this 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 tonight

luck be a lady...
luck be a lady...
luck be a lady...tonight







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Clarification | Reviewer: Oren | 3/23/12

To clarify, the song was first performed by Robert Alda when Guys and Dolls (the play, later turned into a movie starring both Brando and Sinatra) first went to Broadway in 1950. Later, in 1955, when the movie was made, Marlon Brando, playing the roll of Sky Masterson (same roll that Alda played), sang the song. Frank Sinatra later sang the song, recorded on a 1965 album of his, which rapidly gained popularity and it is now a well-known "Sinatra" song. The song itself was written by songwriter, Frank Loesser.
In regards the question from January 12th, yes, the version of the song depicted here is the one that Sinatra became famous for. The original, coming from the play, has a line that says:
"A Lady wouldn't flirt with strangers
She'd have a heart, she'd have a soul
A lady wouldn't make little snake eyes at me
When I've got my life on this roll."
It's a great song, and from my favorite musical.
As a side note, many great actors have performed this play in drama in high school, including both Tom Cruise (playing Nathan Detroit) and John Travolta (I believe playing Sky Masterson), as well as Director Baz Luhrmann (playing Sky Masterson). There have also been rumors for the past year or so that a movie remake might be happening. The rights are owned by FOX.

One thing.... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/12/12

This is a great song and I love the lyrics, but isn't there a verse that's supposed to be something like:
"A lady wouldnt flirt with strangers
She'd have a heart, she'd have a soul
A lady wouldnt make little snake at me
When I bet my life on this roll..."
Instead of just repeating "A lady wouldnt leave escort..."?
I'm going to check other sources and see if I nee to correct it.

anonymous | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/17/11

jeeze, almost made a fool of myself, was going to say it was Sinatra who first sang it, but first checked, luckily. It was Marlon Brando who first sang it, but Sinatra I believe is the person who made it famous and his signature song.

luck be a lady | Reviewer: kelcie | 3/3/10

umm...i'm currently performing this musical with a community theater in st mary's ohio and this song is one of my favorites. the choreography is just awesome and i have almost as much fun watchin the guys do this one as i ahve doing my own scenes:) although....in the movie this song is performed by marlon brando...not frank sinatra.



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