Bubba Shot The Jukebox......


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Bama61
March 31, 2006, 06:34 PM
I was listening to the radio today on my way to pick up my wife at work. This song came on and it got me to thinking. I truly believe that this song was done will no ill will towards gun owners and guns in general, but are some songs with gun themes targeting guns and ownership?

Oh, by the way; Bubba used a Colt .45 and stopped the jukebox with one shot. Now, was it .45ACP or .45LC? :D

Here are a couple of songs that I thought of while waiting on my wife. I am sure there are lots others.

Saturday Night Special
The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia

Bama61

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fixyurgun
March 31, 2006, 06:53 PM
JohnnyCash Don't take your guns town

Jamie C.
March 31, 2006, 07:02 PM
Janie's Got A Gun

"...Janie's Got A Gun
Janie's Got A Gun
Her whole world's come undone
From lookin' straight at the sun
What did her daddy do
What did he put you through

They say when Janie was arrested
They found him underneath a train
But man, he had it comin'
Now that Janie's Got A Gun
She ain't never gonna be the same

Janie's Got A Gun
Janie's Got A Gun
Her dog day's just begun
Now everybody is on the run...."


All the lyrics to it can be found here: Janie-s-Got-A-Gun.html (http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Aerosmith/Janie-s-Got-A-Gun.html)


J.C.

dawgtraxx
March 31, 2006, 07:02 PM
Nickleback -Never again
Saliva -Click Click Boom
Warren Zevon- Roland the headless Thompson Gunner

HighVelocity
March 31, 2006, 07:15 PM
but I did not shoot the deputy

k_semler
March 31, 2006, 07:30 PM
Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat
--Dr. Dre

If I Die Tonight
--Tupac Shakur

Changes
--Tupac Shakur

Walter
March 31, 2006, 08:05 PM
My wife and I were at the NRA National Convention in Dallas in 1996.
For the "Entertainment Night", they had booked Mark Chesnutt, with
Toby Keith as the "opener".
Toby was good, but as I looked around the audience I realized there
were a lot of "foreigners" here in Texas who may not appreciate our
good old country music.:uhoh:
Mark Chesnutt opened his set with "Bubba Shot the Jukebox".
At the end of the song there was just a smattering of applause, with a lot of whispering, and as I looked around, a lot of questions on peoples' faces.
I imagined the most asked question was "Who in the heck hired THIS guy?":eek:


Walter

JoseM
March 31, 2006, 09:12 PM
"The Wreckless Discharge of a gun...that's what the officers are claiming...

Bubba hollared, wreckless H3LL, I hit just where I was aiming....

Bubba shot the jukebox last night...said it played a sad song and made him cry"

I love that song:)

JoseM
March 31, 2006, 09:13 PM
Oh yeah...Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Saturday Night Special"

[edited] oops, didn't see you posted this one;)

chrisTx
March 31, 2006, 09:24 PM
you obviously haven't heard "BEER, BAIT, AND AMMO" by Mark Chesnutt.

mark chestnutt is a gun loving fool from Texas. i saw him at a small concert last month. he'd just got back from deer hunting in Alabama. when he sang the bubba song the crowd cheered louder than any other. :) he said he tried to release beer, bait, and ammo before, but his prior label didn't condone songs like that, so he ditched them and released it on his latest album.

hellinpetticoats
March 31, 2006, 10:12 PM
Back in the Saddle Again
Big Iron
El Paso
Sonora's Death Row
Billy Gray
Ballad of Belle Starr (my favorite)
Sam Bass
Runnin Gun

trickyasafox
March 31, 2006, 10:21 PM
gimmie three steps (LS)
come as you are (nirvana)

mustanger98
March 31, 2006, 10:23 PM
hellinpetticoats, Do you have Michael Martin Murhpy's album called "Rhymes of the Renegades"? I've listened to my copy a lot of times, but lately I seem to have misplaced it... but then, I'm about the only one in my family who likes old cowboy and gunfighter songs.:D

Bama61
March 31, 2006, 11:55 PM
[you obviously haven't heard "BEER, BAIT, AND AMMO" by Mark Chesnutt.

mark chestnutt is a gun loving fool from Texas. i saw him at a small concert last month. he'd just got back from deer hunting in Alabama. when he sang the bubba song the crowd cheered louder than any other. he said he tried to release beer, bait, and ammo before, but his prior label didn't condone songs like that, so he ditched them and released it on his latest album./QUOTE]

I did say that I thought this song was done with no ill will. But, are there songs that are targeting gun ownership?

[QUOTE]Oh yeah...Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Saturday Night Special"

[edited] oops, didn't see you posted this one

Is this the same song that Conway Twitty did. It was about a man ready to end his life, so he went into a pawn shop and bought a pistol and one "bullet". As he was leaving a woman comes in to pawn here wedding ring and the guy only offers her a measly amount for it. The guy that just bought the gun goes back in and basically makes the man give her a lot more money for the ring. They walk out together and he throws the gun into the river. At the end of the song it says that you can no longer buy a gun or pawn a ring at that shop.

Bama61

kjeff50cal
April 1, 2006, 01:58 AM
Gimme back my bullets:D

saltydog452
April 1, 2006, 03:40 AM
Stagger Lee

Frankie and Johnny

A Bible, A Bottle, and A Gun


salty.

svtruth
April 1, 2006, 06:25 AM
you raise an interesting question. Similarly, which is Bosephue thinking of to avenge his friend's death in A Country Boy Can Survive?
Strangely, I heard Bubba yesterday too.

shermacman
April 1, 2006, 07:06 AM
Best new gun song:

"Chaney's Got a Gun"

http://www.bobrivers.com/audiovault/downloads/downloads.asp

Working Man
April 1, 2006, 07:14 AM
Knocking On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan

2400
April 1, 2006, 11:11 AM
"send lawyers, guns and money" Warren Zevon

Peet
April 1, 2006, 12:06 PM
:barf: Steve Earle :barf:

Saw him perform at the Green River Festival last July. Haven't played a single one of his songs since that day. Damn socialist (despite the libertarian slant of much of his music).

Hey Steve :biteme:

"Nuthin touched the trigger but the Devil's right hand..."

Peet

Rezin
April 1, 2006, 03:24 PM
Shinedown - (Lookin down the barrel of a) .45

Double Maduro
April 1, 2006, 04:17 PM
hellinpetticoats,

Michael Martin Murphy is one of my favorites as are all of the songs you mentioned. I especially like Belle Star. The one he does about Frank James, on the night he thinks he will die of old age, brings tears everytime I hear it.

"Tonight I can hear Jesse callin
Tonight we will ride once again
I believe I have seen my last sunset
I believe I have jumped my last train"

"Wait up Jesse, wait for me, Jesse, I'm comin' Jesse"

A couple of years ago, a friend of mine said that no one does "cowboy songs" anymore.

I looked at him and asked if he ever heard of Michael Martin Murphy, The Sons of the San Jaquin or Riders in the Sky? I made him happy again.

DM

Jubei
April 1, 2006, 05:53 PM
I'm kinda partial to Cows with Guns.

http://www.3dweb.no/galleri/stuestolbm/bilder/anim1.swf

dracphelan
April 1, 2006, 06:00 PM
"a friend of mine said that no one does "cowboy songs" anymore"

A local radio station (95.3 the range (http://www.khyi.com/)) plays lots of old and new cowboy music. They are more of what you would call an edge country station. You hear a lot of artist that you will not hear on the pop country stations.

12 Volt Man
April 1, 2006, 06:15 PM
Twenty degrees and the hockey gameís on
Nobody cares they are way too far gone
Screaminí boat drinks, something to keep íem all warm

This morniní, I shot six holes in my freezer
I think I got cabin fever
Somebody sound the alarm

Iíd like to go where the pace of lifeís slow
Could you beam me somewhere mr. scott?
Any olí place here on earth or in space
You pick the century and Iíll pick the spot


Boat Drinks. -Jimmy Buffett

mustanger98
April 1, 2006, 08:11 PM
asked if he ever heard of Michael Martin Murphy, The Sons of the San Jaquin or Riders in the Sky? I made him happy again.

A local radio station (95.3 the range) plays lots of old and new cowboy music.

We're kinda getting away from gun-related songs with this, but don't forget about Red Steagall and Don Edwards. And Chris LeDoux, before his passing. Not having heard all their material, I couldn't say how much gun-related stuff they've done, but most all their's is cowboy. Which reminds me of the notes that came with "Rhymes of the Renegades"... that not all cowboys were outlaws but mosts outlaws had been cowboys. We generally imagine cowboys as being armed, but prowess with a gun is not a pre-requisite to animal husbandry. Had those outlaws stuck with ranch work, they'd have probably stayed out of the kind of trouble they were found in.

modifiedbrowning
April 1, 2006, 08:31 PM
Big Iron by Marty Robbins
Mike Ness of Social Distortion does a great cover on his album
"Under the Influences"

Crosshair
April 1, 2006, 09:55 PM
The song "Pepper" by the band Butthole Surfers, one of my favorite songs. Here is the third verse of the song.

Another Mikey took a knife
While arguing in traffic
Flipper died a natural death
He caught a nasty virus
Then there was the ever-present
Football player rapist
They were all in love with dyin'
They were doing it in Texas

Polly caught a bullet
But it only hit his leg
Well it should have been a better shot
And got him in the head
They were all in love with dyin'
They were drinking from a fountain
That was pouring like an avalanche
Coming down the mountain

Bama61
April 1, 2006, 10:18 PM
There are also a couple of war songs that were set at different times; different wars.

Glenn Cambell-Galveston

John Michael Montgomery-Letters From Home

Both of these songs mention soldiers with their rifles. The writers could have left the mention of guns out and nobody would have noticed, but the did include them.

Bama61

Randy in Arizona
April 1, 2006, 10:58 PM
Reba Mcentire - The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia

The Georgia patrol was making their rounds
So he fired a shot just to flag em down
And a big bellied sheriff grabbed his gun and said
Whyíd you do it?

And thatís one body thatíll never be found
You see little sister donít miss when she aims her gun

Reba come back!! Bert needs you!:neener:

hellinpetticoats
April 1, 2006, 11:18 PM
mustanger98, yup. That would be Michael Martin Murphy. I guess I have most of his stuff. Love the old cowboy songs and old cowboy values where justice was swift and final and the good guys always won the fight....even if they did have 10 rounds in their six-shooters!

Double Maduro, sounds like you and mustanger98 ought to consider Cowboy Action Shooting. It sure is fun and you get to always be the good guy with lots of lead going down range.

Happy trails....Hellin Petticoats, SASS #14120, SBSS #159, NRA, ANJPRC, SAS :)

MountainPeak
April 1, 2006, 11:41 PM
"Bubba Shot The Jukebox" created the same amount of death as "We ARE THE World" saved. All without having to raise my hands, sway, and pretend to be helping out someone!

mustanger98
April 2, 2006, 12:32 AM
Double Maduro, sounds like you and mustanger98 ought to consider Cowboy Action Shooting. It sure is fun and you get to always be the good guy with lots of lead going down range.

hellinpetticoats, I don't know about Double Maduro, but I have shot a couple of local CAS matches... a guy in my local gun club puts them on. I've also been to Mule Camp as a spectator, but that was 1999 and 2000. I had a good time in all cases. However, the storyline for one match I shot was "Black Bart Goes Straight... To Blazes".:uhoh: :rolleyes: I really enjoyed going through the vendors at Mule Camp.:D

I do not own a '98 Mustang. 1998 was the year I first got on the internet. If somebody's read Will James' books, they know what a "mustanger" is or was back then. I shot CAS under the "mustanger" handle.

Double Maduro
April 2, 2006, 03:59 AM
hellinpetticoats,

Double Maduro, sounds like you and mustanger98 ought to consider Cowboy Action Shooting. It sure is fun and you get to always be the good guy with lots of lead going down range.


I've thought about it, I have the '97 Winchester, but can't afford a good lever action and a couple of SAA's or clones right now.

I have the hat, and I know a real good holster maker. so who knows.

DM

Tried'nTrue
April 2, 2006, 08:32 AM
John Michael Montgomery-Letters From Home
I love that song. The simplicity of it is truly heartbreaking. The first time I heard it, there were 2 details in the song that drew it to me: the mention of the muddy boots and the soldier "picking up his rifle and going on". Those 2 details painted quite the poignant word picture. It seemed I could nearly feel the everday monotony and trauma that life in Iraq would be.

gremlin_bros
April 2, 2006, 08:37 AM
Hank JR.
I've got rights
country boy can survive
and i fought the law

Kim
April 2, 2006, 07:11 PM
Hank Jr. ---- Gonna go huntin tonight. Now am I weird but that to me is a sexy song.

Parruthead
April 2, 2006, 07:18 PM
Shees almost 2 pages and not a mention of Johnny Horton.!!:neener:

When its Springtime in Alaska
Battle of New Orleans
Sinking of the Bismark

mbs357
April 2, 2006, 07:47 PM
Bad Company.
\m/

Stevie-Ray
April 2, 2006, 08:27 PM
Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix
Down by the River by Neil Young
And my personal favorite, Desperado by Alice Cooper

Desperado

I'm a gambler
And I'm a runner
But you knew that
When you layed down

I'm a picture of
Ugly stories
I'm a killer and
I'm a clown

Step into the street by sundown
Step into your last goodbye
You're a target just by living
Twenty dollars will make you die

I wear lace
And I wear black leather
My hands are lightning
Upon my gun

My shots are clean
And my shots are final
My shots are deadly
And when it's done

You're as stiff as my smoking barrel
You're as dead as a desert night
You're a notch
And I'm a legend
You're at peace
And I must hide

Tell me where the hell I'm going
Let my bones fall in the dust
Can't you hear that ghost that's calling?
As my Colt begins to rust
In the dust

I'm a killer
I'm a clown
I'm a priest
That's gone to town

gaston_45
April 2, 2006, 09:01 PM
I can't believe no one mentioned Trace Adkin's Rough and Ready!!

Last lines of the song as it's fading out...

"What're you lookin at??"
" Yeah that's a real gun in that gun rack!!"
" No I don't got a permit for it!!! You got a permit to ask stupid questions like that??"

I think I heard he had actually been shot by an ex wife or girlfriend and he still fully endorses gun ownership. Nothing about him or his music is anti gun.

walking arsenal
April 2, 2006, 09:05 PM
"Another one bites the dust" -Queen

Kim
April 2, 2006, 11:23 PM
Walking Arsenal=========== Oh goodness Another one bites the dust. Now this will sound like sick medical joking but, when I was training in Emergency Medicine I remember the first Code Blue in the ER that did not turn out well. My attending physician(one of the few cool and good ones I had) come in with a boom box and blasted that song to us. It broke the ice for all us green physicians. I know sounds bad I guess.:uhoh:

Twycross
April 3, 2006, 01:41 AM
Tracy Byrd & Mark Chesnutt: A Good Way To Get On My Bad Side


'Politician on my TV,
Says he's only looking out for me
Says he knows what the poor man knows in the long run
But every year he gives hisself a raise
With a chunk of every buck I make,
Now he's talkin' like he wants to take my shotgun...'

nvshooter
April 3, 2006, 02:02 AM
The one by Sonny and Cher, "Bang Bang," I think it's called.

Bang bang
I shot you down
Bang bang
You hit the ground
Bang bang
That awful sound
Bang bang
My baby shot me down...


Jimi Hendrix had one, too:

Hey, Joe
Where you goin' with that gun in your hand?
I'm goin' downtown to shoot my old lady
You know, I caught her messin' 'round with another man

CJ
April 3, 2006, 01:07 PM
Not exactly in the best light...

"Mama,just killed a man,
Put a gun against his head,
Pulled my trigger,now heís dead,"

Bama61
April 3, 2006, 02:51 PM
Willie Nelson and Ray Charles-Seven Spanish Angels

Bama61

spooney
April 3, 2006, 03:26 PM
dracphelan, 95.3 barely comes in where I live but anytime I am south of the Red the radio gets changed directly to preset number 5. I love the Range.

Cocaine Blues by Johnny Cash is my favorite gun related song.

Also Robert Earl Keen does a few gun related songs, Road goes on forever, Mr Wolf and Mamabear, Jesse with the Long Hair, I know there are others those were just the first three that popped into my head.

ron8903
April 3, 2006, 03:32 PM
Ruby dont take your love to town

Kenny Rogers

Bama61
April 3, 2006, 03:59 PM
"If I could move I'd get my gun and put her in the ground. Oh Ruby, don't take your love to town"

One of my favorite songs. I can't believe that I forgot that one. By the way, when I sang it I replaced Ruby with Suzie, my ex-wife! Sadly, she was just like ole Ruby.

Bama61

mustanger98
April 3, 2006, 06:45 PM
Ruby dont take your love to town

:scrutiny: :uhoh: That's one where if you look at both sides, you wind up sympathizing with both sides.:(

Kim
April 3, 2006, 08:47 PM
Kenny Rogers---------Coward of the County. Makes me cry evertime I hear it.

kjeff50cal
April 3, 2006, 09:14 PM
"Hey Joe" by Jimi Hendrix

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