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Ooh Las Vegas

This song is by Emmylou Harris and appears on the album Elite Hotel (1975).

This song is a cover of "Ooh Las Vegas" by Gram Parsons.
Ooh, Las Vegas
Ain't no place for a poor boy like me
Ooh, Las Vegas
Ain't no place for a poor boy like me
Every time I hit your crystal city you know
You're gonna make a wreck outta me

Well, the first time I lose I drink whiskey
The second time I lose I drink gin
Third time I lose I drink anything
'Cause I think I'm gonna win.

Ooh, Las Vegas
Ain't no place for a poor boy like me
Ooh, Las Vegas
Ain't no place for a poor boy like me
Every time I hit your crystal city you know
You're gonna make a wreck outta me.

Well, the Queen of Spades is a friend of mine
The Queen of Hearts is a bitch
Someday when I clean up my mind
I'll find out which is a which

Ooh, Las Vegas
Ain't no place for a poor boy like me
Ooh, Las Vegas
Ain't no place for a poor boy like me
Every time I hit your crystal city you know
You're gonna make a wreck outta me

Spend all night with the dealer
Just tryin' to get ahead
Spend all day at the Holiday Inn
Just tryin' to get out of bed

Ooh, Las Vegas
Ain't no place for a poor boy like me
Ooh, Las Vegas
Ain't no place for a poor boy like me
Every time I hit your crystal city you know
You're gonna make a wreck outta me

Every time I hit your crystal city you know
You're gonna make a wreck outta me

Every time I hit your crystal city you know
You're gonna make a wreck outta me

CreditsEdit

  • Words and Music: Gram Parsons/Rick Grech
  • Musicians:
    • Emmylou Harris: Vocals
    • Hank DeVito: Pedal Steel
    • James Burton: Electric Guitar
    • Glen D. Hardin: Piano
    • Byron Berline: Fiddle
    • Rodney Crowell: Rhythym Guitar, Supporting Vocal
    • John Ware: Drums
    • Emory Gordon: Bass, Supporting Vocal

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