Take the Money and Run
Steve Miller Band
Fly Like an Eagle.jpg
Fly Like an Eagle
Supervision Recommended
Released 1976
Genre Classic Rock
Language English
Source Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock
also on iPhone OS
also in Mobile version
Available May 19, 2009 (Pack)
Playable in
Rock Band
Rock Band 2
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
Rock Band iPhone
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Basic Pro
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Difficulty (on iPhone OS)
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Male singer
Drum Solo
3-part Harmonies

Take the Money and Run is a song by Steve Miller Band which was the first song Miller let a rap group sample. He let Run-DMC use it in 2001 with Everlast also on vocals. Miller agreed only after hearing the song and liking what they did with it.

In 2006, the band released a 30th Anniversary Edition of the Fly Like An Eagle album. Included as a bonus track was "Take The Joker And Run," which is an acoustic version of "Take the Money and Run" sung over an early version of "The Joker." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)

The title is also the name of an unrelated 1969 Woody Allen film. (thanks, Brett - Edmonton, Canada)

The song was also done in a Country style by Canadian Julian Austin in 2000. It's on his Back in Your Life CD. The song always had a Country feel to it, so it works well with fiddles. Austin was born in St. John, New Brunswick.

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