"The Man Who Broke the Bank of Monte Carlo" is a song written by Fred Gilbert in 1892. It was inspired by a real event reported in the news when Charles Wells won over a million francs at a Monte Carlo casino using the proceeds from a fraud. The phrase "Breaking the Bank" simply means to win more than the available chips at the table, requiring the casino to supply more. The song was purchased by the singer Charles Coborn (1852-1945), and the song quickly became a favourite with the public. It was a cornerstone of Coborn's music hall act and he recorded it a number of times. The song remained popular for several decades and has been used in films including "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "Lawrence of Arabia".
Our sheet music for The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo is a straightforward arrangement for piano, with vocal line including lyrics. You can see the sheet music below, and the audio files use a clarinet sound replacing the voice. Alternatively you can download the sheet music, midi and mp3 versions using the links in the left-hand menu.
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