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Song Parodies -> "The Sands"

Original Song Title:

"White Silver Sands"

Original Performer:

Don Rondo

Parody Song Title:

"The Sands"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

When the mob built in Las Vegas
Their casino called The Sands
It was the time that Frank Sinatra]
And his Rat Pack wowed the fans

Jimmy Alo, called, "Jim Blue Eyes"
Hopped a plane and came to town
Front man he was, for Meyer Lansky
They made Vegas mob renowned

For the boss, they got Doc Stacher
Helpin' him, a hood of fame
Who was the man that ran Chicago
And Babe Baron was his name

Racketeers were silent partners
Holding small shares in The Sands
Two percent, owned Frank Sinatra
Gambling license in his plans

JKF was introduced to
Judy Campbell at The Sands
And later dated Sam Giancana
FBI watched from the stands

Later Sixties, Nevada Gaming
On Sinatra, placed demands
To cut ties with Giancana
So, Frank sold out from The Sands

In the same year, Jack Entratter
One of Lansky's good right hands
Closed the deal for fourteen million
Howard Hughes had bought The Sands

Time moves on, a fading era
Swingin' Sixties, that they were
No more Rat Pack's wild carousing
No more cocktails left to stir

Hourglass had slowly trickled
Many grains since way back then
Closed it's doors, blew up the building
Now, The Sands is sand, again...

In it's place is, The Venetian
But, The Sands is sand, again...

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alvin rhodes - August 19, 2005 - Report this comment
ring-a-ding-ding, ya crazy cat...5s
John Barry - August 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Classy to crass; Sands to sands. Good story. 5s
Rick C - August 19, 2005 - Report this comment
DKTOS but, a good read. Sorry
AFW - August 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, alvin, John, and Rick
Rick D - August 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey John, missed you. It was another night of parody. Bob Konigsberg did that one he posted today. I did "Sing Like a Man" and "Our hearse" Mari did "Bagpipes Have Arrived" and "Don't Name a Star After Me" Paul did "Wine in a Bottle" and something about Andy and Barney. I can't remember exact titles, but it was a hoot.
2Eagle - August 20, 2005 - Report this comment
That last line about the Sands turning back to sand cracked me up.
Johnny D - August 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Pretty hep, cat. Watch for my upcoming Old Blue Eyes Vegas number.
AFW - August 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks all for votes and comments

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