Name That Song, Tactical Edition


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BerettaNut92
May 2, 2003, 07:54 PM
We met again on State Street, poor Billy Wise and me
I shot a man in Virginia and he died in Tennessee
[guitar, mandolin, fiddle & bass vamp, enter banjo]

Any guesses? :)

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Greg L
May 2, 2003, 07:58 PM
Any guesses?

I'm guessing a slow Friday afternoon/evening. :D

(of course this is coming from someone sitting in front of a monitor at the same time on a Friday evening).

Greg

Kestryll
May 2, 2003, 08:03 PM
Carrie Brown
By Steve Earle

Dave R
May 2, 2003, 08:54 PM
Next round:

??????????'s a bad man
An' everybody know
He carry a stack-barreled blowgun
An' a blue-steel .44.....

Soap
May 2, 2003, 09:36 PM
Leroy Brown?

Ian Sean
May 2, 2003, 09:39 PM
By Jim Croce?

Ian Sean
May 2, 2003, 09:48 PM
"We fired our guns and the British kept a coming, there was a not as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began a running, down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico."

nemesis
May 2, 2003, 09:50 PM
Johnny Horton.

Elmer Snerd
May 2, 2003, 10:08 PM
Through sixty-six and seven they fought the Congo war
Fingers on their triggers, knee-deep in gore



This land is my land, it isn't your land
I've got a shotgun and you don't got one
I'll blow your head off if you don't get off
This land was made just for me

Dionysusigma
May 2, 2003, 10:19 PM
David Pratter?

Schuey2002
May 2, 2003, 10:21 PM
i dunno, it's probably bluegrass, right? :D

SkunkApe
May 2, 2003, 10:23 PM
"Through sixty-six and seven they fought the Congo war
Fingers on their triggers, knee-deep in gore "

The answer is:

Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner - Warren Zevon

(Warren rocks)

SkunkApe
May 2, 2003, 10:50 PM
The first one's birdshot,
The next four are double-ought buck.
The last one's a slug,
Just for good luck.

?

QuarterBoreGunner
May 2, 2003, 11:01 PM
No joy on that one SkunkApe, but how about something for the black rifle crowd:


I don't want to spend the rest of my life
Looking down the barrel of an Armalite
I don't want to spend the rest of my days
Keeping out of trouble like the soldiers say
I don't want to spend my time in hell
Looking at the walls of a prison cell
I don't ever want to play the part
Of a statistic on a government chart

FJC
May 2, 2003, 11:13 PM
"Invisible Sun" by Sting :)

Monkeyleg
May 2, 2003, 11:20 PM
For us old-timers, the song shouldn't be hard to name, but name the musician who recorded this version:


"The night was clear and the moon was yellow
And the leaves came tumbling down

I was standing on the corner when I heard my bulldog bark
He was barkin' at the two men who were gamblin' in the dark
It was ***** and Billy, two men who gambled late
******* threw seven, Billy swore that he threw eight

******* told Billy, "I can't let you go with that"
"You have won all my money and my brand new stetson hat"
******* started off goin' down that railroad track
He said "I can't get you Billy but don't be here when I come back"

******** went home and he got his forty-four
Said "I'm goin' to the barroom just to pay that debt I owe"
******* went to the barroom and he stood across the barroom door
He said "Nobody move" and he pulled his forty-four

******** shot Billy, oh he shot that poor boy so bad
Till the bullet came through Billy and it broke the bartender's glass."

Smoke
May 2, 2003, 11:34 PM
She's so particular, she likes a Smith and Wesson or Colt.
But she'll give you some lovin' as long as she's cockin' the bolt.
Better hold on when she's up to her tricks
Playin' Russian Roulette but she'll load all six.

Anyone?

BADSBSNF81
May 2, 2003, 11:43 PM
ZZ Top - IIRC it's called "Gun Love"

cool45auto
May 2, 2003, 11:45 PM
Monkeyleg: Stagger Lee. Have no idea about the artist.

Dave R
May 3, 2003, 12:02 AM
This one would be the "Battle of New Orleans". In which an alligator is used as a field artillery piece in a later verse.

"We fired our guns and the British kept a coming, there was a not as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began a running, down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico."

QuarterBoreGunner
May 3, 2003, 12:09 AM
Ok FJC <slipping into Alex Trebek mode> we were looking for the Police...but the judges say Sting is also correct!

QuarterBoreGunner
May 3, 2003, 12:16 AM
Let's get a little new school:

Tell sanchito that if he knows what is good for him
he best go run and hide
Daddy's got a new .45
And I won't think twice to put that barrel straight
down sancho's throat


Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Dave R
May 3, 2003, 01:18 AM
Daniel and Ian, this is from "Stagger Lee", the way I learned it '70's Texas. It appears there are multiple variants of the old semi-anonymous tune.

"??????????'s a bad man
An' everybody know
He carry a stack-barreled blowgun
An' a blue-steel .44....."

Dave R
May 3, 2003, 01:20 AM
Ummm, one for Ian and Daniel. See if you can get this one, guys...

"He's got a .32 gun in his pocket for fun
He's got a razor in his shoe...."

QuarterBoreGunner
May 3, 2003, 01:24 AM
That would be 'Bad Bad Leroy Brown'


the baddest man in the whole damn town.

Dave R
May 3, 2003, 01:29 AM
"BLLAAAAATTT" Thank you for playing.

Not Leroy Brown. Slim. As in "You don't tug on Superman's Cape, You don't spit into the wind, You don't pull the mask of the ol' Lone Ranger and you don't mess around with Slim".

Croce is correct, though.

PATH
May 3, 2003, 01:31 AM
"Don't take your guns to town son, leave your guns at home."

Okay who was it who sang these immortal words?

Triad
May 3, 2003, 01:34 AM
Tell sanchito that if he knows what is good for him
he best go run and hide
Daddy's got a new .45
And I won't think twice to put that barrel straight
down sancho's throat

Name of the song's Santeria(sp?) I don't remember who made it.

QuarterBoreGunner
May 3, 2003, 01:34 AM
I call foul!!!

http://www.mis.dreamhost.com/music/croce/croce.html#BA


Now Leroy he's a gambler, and he likes his fancy clothes
And he liked to wave his diamond rings under everybody's nose
He got a custom Continental, he got an El-Dorado too
He got a 32 gun in his pocket for fun
He got a razor in his shoe


Judges? Can I get an Amen?

QuarterBoreGunner
May 3, 2003, 01:36 AM
Triad scores!! the song is 'Santeria' by Sublime.

BerettaNut92
May 3, 2003, 02:29 AM
Re the Battle of New Orleans, the tune is called the 'Eighth of January' but Johnny Horton, I think, inserted his own lyrics. Kinda like Puff Daddy...er P-Diddy :D

PATH
May 3, 2003, 02:31 AM
Yup, I guess it was Johnny Cash!:D :D

Smoke
May 3, 2003, 07:15 AM
1.
The mattress is mildewed and lumpy
But you fall fast asleep, where you lay
Under the lump there’s a twenty gauge pump
Cause they’d just as soon blow you away

2.
September comes to Texas just one time every year
So we get our guns and our pickup trucks
And a bunch of that Lone Star beer
Well we head out for the open plains
Where the birds they flow like wine
We hunt them up and then we shoot them down
Man it makes me feel so fine
The manly sport is what I’m talking about
So you can grab your pouch of chew
If we get bored ‘cause the birds won’t fly
We’ll shoot rabbits with my .22

Smoke
May 3, 2003, 07:24 AM
3.
One year later I left Houston
With an old friend by my side
Well it did not say much
But it was a beauty
Of a coal black .45

SkunkApe
May 3, 2003, 07:50 AM
"One year later I left Houston
With an old friend by my side
Well it did not say much
But it was a beauty
Of a coal black .45"


That would be Lyle Lovett. I think its called "The Lights of L.A. County" The album is "Pontiac". Its a good one.

Detritus
May 3, 2003, 10:52 AM
nevermind......

i gotta stop posting within 20 mins of waking up........

Sisco
May 3, 2003, 11:20 AM
Handguns are made for killn'
Ain't no good for nothin' else.
And if you drink your whiskey
You might even shoot yourself.
So why don't we dump 'em people
To the bottom of the sea.
Before some fool come 'round here
And want to shoot either you or me?

Hint; It's not Sara Bradys theme song but could be!

Cal4D4
May 3, 2003, 12:14 PM
Lynard Skynard's (spelleng?) "Saturday NIght Special"

Stickjockey
May 3, 2003, 12:37 PM
How about:

We're all off to Dublin
In the Green, in the Green
where the helmets glisten in the sun;

Where the bayonets flash
and the rifles crash
to the echo of a Thompson gun

No need for an author.

Sisco
May 3, 2003, 01:44 PM
Where the air smelt like snakes
And we'd shoot with our pistols
But empty pop bottles were all we would kill.

FPrice
May 3, 2003, 01:58 PM
"The stranger there among them had a big iron on his hip.
Big iron on his hip."

ARGarrison
May 3, 2003, 04:46 PM
SMOKE,

The second song is "West Texas Holiday" by Pat Green.

Everybody,

"I swear I got a gun underneath the bunk bed.
Gona' blow away the rooster if he wakes up the dead."

MPFreeman
May 3, 2003, 06:58 PM
"Here lies Les Moore,
four slugs from a fourty-four,
No Les,
No more."

Hint: A song from J. Cash.

Smoke
May 4, 2003, 12:51 AM
Sisco,

I KNOW THAT ONE!

But danged if I can think of it.....I give up.

PATH
May 4, 2003, 12:55 AM
Stickjockey,

Irish rebel song "Jolly Plowboy".

FPrice,

That was Marty Robbins I believe!

Sisco
May 4, 2003, 12:57 AM
From "Paradise" by John Prine. Or John Denver whichever you prefer.

Another:
Momma put my guns in the ground.
I can't shoot them anymore.
That long black cloud is comin' down,
Feel I'm knockin' on Heavens door.

landon74
May 4, 2003, 01:47 AM
That would be from the Pat Garrat (sp?) and Billy the Kid soundtrack by Bob Dylan 'knockin' on heaven's door'....

hubel458
May 4, 2003, 02:35 AM
With his colors flying high
And his gun in hand,

Volunteered to fight and die
In a foreign land,

Just another minor chord
In a worn out song,

(--------) (-----) is marching there
Singing freedom's song.

------------------------------------------------

Name of author and artist?Ed.

capnrik
May 4, 2003, 02:47 AM
My Little Armalite
(To the air of "It's Home, Boys, Home")

And it's down in the Bogside, that's where I long to be,
Lying in the dark with a Provo company,
A comrade on me left and another on me right
And a clip of ammunition for my little Armalite.


I was stopped by a soldier, said he, You are a swine,
He beat me with his baton and he kicked me in the groin,
I bowed and I scraped, sure me manners were polite
But all the time I'm thinking of me little Armalite.


And it's down in Crossmaglen, sure that's where I long to be,
Lying in the dark with a Provo company,
A comrade on me left and another on me right
And a clip of ammunition for my little Armalite.


Sure a brave RUC man came up into our street
Six hundred British soldiers were gathered round his feet
Come out, ye cowardly Fenians, said he, come out and fight.
But he cried, I'm only joking, when he heard the Armalite.


Sure it's down in Kilwilkie, that's where I long to be,
Lying in the dark with a Provo company,
A comrade on me left and another on me right
And a clip of ammunition for my little Armalite.


Sure, the army came to visit me, 'twas in the early hours,
With Saladins and Saracens and Ferret armoured cars
They thought they had me cornered, but I gave them all a fright
With the armour piercing bullets of my little Armalite.


And it's down in the Falls Road, that's where I long to be,
Lying in the dark with a Provo company,
A comrade on me left and another on me right
And a clip of ammunition for my little Armalite.


When Tuzo came to Belfast, he said, The battle's won,
Said General Ford, We're winning sir, we have them on the run.
But corporals and privates on patrol at night,
Said, Send for reinforcements, it's the bloody Armalite.


And it's up in Ballymurphy, that's where I long to be,
Lying in the dark with a Provo company,
A comrade on me left and another on me right
And a clip of ammunition for my little Armalite.

FPrice
May 4, 2003, 07:15 AM
"That was Marty Robbins I believe!"

Yup. and the song was......

"Big Iron".

Diane
May 4, 2003, 07:26 AM
Here's one.....

I see the blood all over your hands....does it make you feel more like a man.....was it all just a part of your plan....the pistol's shakin' in my hands.....and all I hear is the sound.....

Diane

GhostShooter
May 4, 2003, 07:45 PM
Saliva - Always


http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/2M16.gif

Dave R
May 4, 2003, 08:10 PM
Delayed response from earlier...

Yup, Quaterbore busted me. 'Twas Leroy Brown after all. Please accept my apologies.

Judges, update the scoreboard.

QuarterBoreGunner
May 5, 2003, 12:51 AM
capnrik- I have no clue but I'd love to know.

There's a Gang of Four song about Armalites that I can't find the lyrics for...

Dave R- no sweat.

cratz2
May 5, 2003, 01:31 AM
Three in one... he he. :p

About the time that daddy left to fight the big war
I saw my first pistol in the general store
In the general store, when I was thirteen
I thought it was the finest thing I ever had seen Accidents will happen, we all heard Ricky say,
He fired his six shot to the wind, that child blew a child away.With a tear in his eye and a gun in his hand
So ends the diary of a working man.
And Invisible Sun is by The Police, not just Sting. ;)

Dionysusigma
May 5, 2003, 05:22 AM
"#####'s got a gun
Her dog day's just begun
Now everybody is on the run"

Reeeeally easy one here...

cratz2
May 5, 2003, 06:29 AM
Jamie's Got A Gun (or is it Janie's Got A Gun?)

Dionysusigma
May 5, 2003, 06:36 AM
Jamie's Got A Gun (or is it Janie's Got A Gun?)

Janie's

SADshooter
May 5, 2003, 09:41 AM
"...And he stopped off in Tushka at that "Pop Knife and Gun" place
Bought a SKS rifle an a couple full cases of that steel core ammo
With the Berdan primers from some East Bloc nation
That no longer needs 'em
And a Desert Eagle that's one great big ol' pistol
I mean fifty caliber made by bad @@@ Hebrews
And some surplus tracers for that old BAR of Slayton's
Soon as it gets dark we're gonna have us a time..."

KMKeller
May 5, 2003, 09:49 AM
Aerosmith.

gburner
May 5, 2003, 11:47 AM
On the Blue Ridge Mountains,
there I'll make my stand!
On the Blue Ridge Mountains,
there I'll make my stand.
A rifle on my shoulder,
six shooter in my hand.....

OR

I'm a book keepers son
I don't wanna hurt no one,
but I shot my old man back in Oregon...

OR

Well, I'm sittin' here
playin' solitaire
with my pearl handled deck.
The county won't gimme no
more methadone and
they cut off your welfare check.

Monkeyleg
May 5, 2003, 05:49 PM
This one should be easy:

Look up on the wall baby, hand me down my shootin' iron
Look up on the wall baby, hand me down my shootin' iron
Call your mother long distance, tell her to expect your body home

If the city don't bury you baby, Lord knows the county will
If the city don't bury you baby, Lord knows the county will
You've made your last mistake, you're goin' way out on Boot Hill

Lord, I don't wanna whacks you darlin', cause you gave my first thrill
Lord, I don't wanna whacks you baby, 'cause you gave me my first thrill
You did me so wrong baby, you're goin' out on Boot Hill

Steve Smith
May 5, 2003, 05:57 PM
Well I'm an alley cat, some say a dirty rat
On my side you see my gat, see I'm all of that
Sendin off buck shots for I'm gonna wetcha
Running hard, but I'm still coming to getcha
Thinking like a peace smoke, comin on a homicide
You talkin ****, try to take me for a ride
I'm not a bad guy, but I'm the funky feel one
Finger on the trigger with my hands upon the steel
Lettin out a bullet, this is going boo-yaa
You're stuck in my so hood, so what ya gonna do now?
Being the hunted one is no fun
Here I come son, yo I think you better run
Better run more, and move a little faster
Second of thought and I'm coming to blast ya
With my

Chorus

Sawed off shotgun, hand on the pump
Left hand on a forty, [puffin onna blunt]
Pumped my shotgun, [****** didn't jump]
Lala la la lala la laaaaa...

Guess.

Stabby
May 5, 2003, 06:08 PM
Cypress Hill - Hand on the pump

a classic.

Steve Smith
May 5, 2003, 06:20 PM
Damn...I'm so bummed that you got it so quickly!

Didn't think Mods listened to that stuff, did you?

hubel458
May 5, 2003, 06:42 PM
Gee, that is a big shock,HahHahHa.
Here is mine, I posted earlier and nobody got it yet.

---------------------------------------

Here is second verse of new song-----

With his colors flying high
And his gun in hand,

Volunteered to fight and die
In a foreign land,

Just another minor chord
In a worn out song,

(--------) (-----) is marching there
Singing freedom's song.

------------------------------------------------

Name of song,author, and artist? Ed.

PATH
May 5, 2003, 06:46 PM
I am seriously out of touch with a lot of modern music, yes? Yes!

TheMariner
May 5, 2003, 06:50 PM
You stand before me
Now we stare eye to eye
Before another second ticks away, one of us will die
You reach for your medal as I reach for mine
The sound of bullets flying through the air is followed by a cry


Relatively new...

Thumper
May 5, 2003, 06:52 PM
Heck...I was in a Willie and Waylon frame of mind, but if we're bringing up old school hip hop:

.deuce-deuce revolver was my problem solver
had a def girl; really didn't want to involve her

or

Packed it up in the trunk
AK-47, M-11, and a pump
...
"Why you shoot his moms, dude?"
"I'm goin' all out, troop."

This thread's deteriorating. :evil:

Dannyboy
May 5, 2003, 06:54 PM
I don't think anyone will get this one.

Billy went away with the peacekeeping force 'cause he
loved a bloody good fight, of course.
Went away in an old khaki van to the banks of the river Jordan
Billy saw the Arabs and he had them on the run
when he got 'em in the range of his submachine gun
Then he got the Israelis in his sights, went a ra-ta-ta
and they ran like Shi'ites.

I'll be very, very surprised if anyone gets this.

Sean Smith
May 5, 2003, 07:43 PM
The Pogues, Billy's Bones.

Here's a softball...

Rebel souls, deserters we are called
Chose a gun and threw away the sun
Now these towns, they all know our names
Six gun sound is our claim to fame
I can hear 'em say

Thumper
May 5, 2003, 07:48 PM
Sean Smith,

Bad Company squared.

Boats
May 5, 2003, 07:52 PM
When they kick at your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head?
Or on the trigger of your gun?

When the law break in
How you gonna go?
Shot down on the pavement?
Or waiting on death row?

You can crush us!
You can bruise us!
But you'll have to answer to
Oh, the guns of *******

The money feels good
And your life you like it well
But surely your time will come
As in heaven, as in hell

You see, he feels like Ivan
Born under the ****** sun
His game is called survivin'
At the end of the harder they come

You know it means no mercy
They caught him with a gun
No need for the Black Maria
Goodbye to the ****** sun

You can crush us!
You can bruise us!
Yes, even shoot us!
But oh-the guns of *******

When they kick at your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head?
Or on the trigger of your gun?

You can crush us!
You can bruise us!
Yes, even shoot us!
But oh-the guns of ******

Shot down on the pavement
Waiting in death row
His game is called survivin'
As in heaven as in hell

You can crush us!
You can bruise us!
But you'll have to answer to
Oh, the guns of ******

Not bad for a bunch of Limeys!

Boats
May 5, 2003, 08:09 PM
I come from a long way away
I know a fine thing when I see it - see it!
For the same reason no one ever pointed a telescope at the sun
Talking about the red angels of N.Y. City
Who shot the shot?
Who got shot tonight?

Not even five enforcement agencies can save their own
Never mind the people.
Tonight it's raining on the angels of the city
Did anyone prophesize these people?
Only Travis.
Come in Travis

All the animals come out at night. Queens, fairies, dopers,
junkies. Sick, venal. Some day a real rain will come and
Wash all the scum off the streets.

Thank God for the rain that washed the trash off the sidewalk.
Listen, screwheads! Here is a man who would not take
it anymore. A man who stood up against the scum, the
filth. Now I see clearly.

Personally, I know the alley
Where Jack feeds on the birds of night.
Not even bobbies bicycling
Can stop the blood and feathers flying.

Wearing overalls and for once and for all
What is the dream?
I'll tell it
To live like they do in the movies?
San Juan, you listening?
Yeah I bet you are
Hands up for Hollywood (hooray!)
I hear you
Snappy on the air
Hang in there
Wall to wall
You saved the world
What else?
You saved the girl.

Champagne on ice
No stranger to Alcatraz to boot
Or strip it down
Chop it a little
Being reasonable
Just freedom to move
To live.
For women to take a walk in the park at midnight
Hey, but this is serious!
She can't even get back home!

One of these, days I'm gonna get myself organized.
I come from a long way off
I know a lifegiver over a lifetaker
For the same reason no one ever pointed a gun at policeman
Talking about the red angels of New York City, yeah.

gburner
May 5, 2003, 08:10 PM
no takers for mine???????:mad:

QuarterBoreGunner
May 5, 2003, 08:10 PM
Damn Boats!!

How could I forget that song.

The Clash- Guns of Brixton.


RIP Joe Strummer.

cratz2
May 5, 2003, 09:47 PM
Long time since I heard it so forgive me if I fudge a bit on the lyrics: :p

My boy JB was a friend of mine
till I cought him in my car tryin' to steal the Alpine
Chased him up the street to call a truce
The silly motha(bleepa) pull out a deuce deuce
Little did he know I had a loaded 12 gauge
One sucker dead, LA Times first page

Jedi_7.62
May 5, 2003, 10:12 PM
I live back in the woods ya see
the woman the kids the dogs and me
I got a shotgun a rifle and 4 wheel drive
and a ------ ---- ---- ---------



Had a good friend from NY city
Never called by my name just hillbilly
my grandpa taught me how to live off the land and his taught him to be a business man
He used to send me pictures of the broadway nights
and I'd send him some home made wine

He was killed by a man with a switchblade knife
for $43 my friend lost his life

I'd love to spit some beech nut in that dudes eye and shoot him with my old 45.

Jedi_7.62
May 5, 2003, 10:14 PM
I saw youth gone wild by skidrow earlier did anyone get that?

FPrice
May 5, 2003, 10:29 PM
"A Country Boy Can Survive" by....CDB?

Jedi_7.62
May 5, 2003, 10:32 PM
Correct song wrong singer.

Try again.

Sisco
May 5, 2003, 10:42 PM
Jedi_7.62 how 'bout Hank Jr.?

Sisco
May 5, 2003, 10:44 PM
"Hey Joe, where you goin' with that gun in your hand?"

Jedi_7.62
May 5, 2003, 10:46 PM
Yup you got it!

Jedi_7.62
May 5, 2003, 10:48 PM
Hey Jude by Jimmy Hendrix???

Sisco
May 5, 2003, 11:03 PM
No, "Hey Jude" was by the Beatles.

ARGarrison
May 5, 2003, 11:17 PM
Cratz2,

From your 3 in 1 post, first song is "Devil's Right Hand" by Steve Earle.

Best part of the song "My very first pistol was a cap and ball Colt. Shoot as fast as lightin', but it loads a mite slow, loads a mite slow. Soon found out it can get you into trouble, but it can't get you out."

Jedi_7.62
May 5, 2003, 11:29 PM
Ooops,

Hey Joe by Jimmi Hendrix

Boats
May 5, 2003, 11:32 PM
Laid back in an old saloon with a peso in my hand,
Just watchin' flies and children on the street.
I catch a glimpse of black-eyed girls who giggle when I smile.
There's a little boy who wants to shine my feet.

And It's three days ride from Bakersfield,
And I don't know why I came.
I guess I came to keep from payin' dues.
So, instead, I've got a bottle and a girl who's just fourteen,
And a damned good case of the ******** *****. Yeh!

Is there anything a man don't stand to lose
If the Devil wants to take it all away?
Cherish well your thoughts and keep a tight grip on your booze
Cause thinkin' and drinkin' are all I have today.

She said her name was Billy Jean and she was fresh in town.
I didn't know a stage-line ran from Hell.
She had raven hair, a ruffled dress, a necklace made of gold,
And all the french perfume you'd care to smell.

She took me up into her room and whispered in my ear,
Go on, my friend, do anything you choose..."
Now I'm payin' for those happy hours I spent there in her arms
With a life-time's worth of ******** *****.

Is there anything a man don't stand to lose
When he lets a woman hold him in her hand?
You just might find yourself out there on horseback in the dark
Just ridin' and runnin' across those desert sands.

Then a man rode into town some thought he was the law.
But Billy Jean was waitin' when he came.
She told me he would take her if I didn't use my gun
And I'd have no one but myself to blame.

I went down to those dusty streets--blood was on my mind.
I guess that stranger hadn't heard the news.
Cause I shot first and killed him. Lord, he didn't even draw.
And he made me trade the gallows for the ******** *****.

Is there anything a man don't stand to lose
If the Devil wants to take it all away?
Cherish well your thoughts and keep a tight grip on your booze
Cause thinkin' and drinkin' are all I have today.

Jedi_7.62
May 5, 2003, 11:39 PM
I was previously mistaken,

Cratz2, the second song in you list of three is ,

18 and life by SKIDROW

LiquidTension
May 6, 2003, 12:04 AM
The first three are easy, and anyone that gets one will undoubtedly get them all:
1)
Feelin' uninspired
Think I'll start a fire
Everybody run
Bobby's got a gun

==============
2)
rolling back the days
with my friend I love to play
the "little one"
******** with silver gun
I can hear when the pig whispers sweetly
jealousy is the weapon you kill me
keep a dime for a truth you might tell

==============
3)
Army green was no safe bet
The bullets scream to me from somewhere

walkin' tall machinegun man
they spit on me in my home land

==============
These are a little more obscure...good luck :D

4)
We've seen it before but safe on our suburb screens
Now I am here in the flesh
A witness of war in this godforsaken scene
Far from those grey walls
See children with guns hatred and fear in their eyes
They shoot to release their pain
A conflict to solve no matter if someone dies
Protecting our interests...

Step by step hate controls every heart every soul
Every gun pointed at those we paint as Enemies
We provide what they need to let the game proceed
Stuck in machines somewhere we build the cross they bear
Arm to solve, kill to save... God I've felt how it smells!
===============

5)
Watch fathers and sons pale cling to their guns.
Marching line by line leaving reason behind.
Their eyes now tensed with fear; enemies are near.
But all armies are only fathers and sons...
===============

6)
Standing by her was a man
Nervous, shaking, gun in hand
Witness says he tried to help
But he`d turned the weapon on himself
===============

7)
Their love renewed
They`d rendezvous
In a pathway out of view
They thought no one knew
They came a shot out of the night
===============

Anybody that gets the last 4 gets the "Cooler than I thougt" Award :D

JShirley
May 6, 2003, 12:21 AM
Somehow this song feels very real to me now, though I hadn't thought of it in years. I'm doubting anyone will know it, offhand:

I've heard there's a wicked war a-blazing
And the taste of war I know so very well
Even now I see the foreign flag a-raising
Their guns on fire as we sail into hell
I have no fear of death, it brings no sorrow
But how bitter will be this last farewell

For you are beautiful, and I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell
For you are beautiful, and I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell

Though death and darkness gather all about me
My ship be torn apart upon the seas
I shall smell again the fragrance of these islands
In the heaving waves that brought me once to thee
And should I return home safe again to England
I shall watch the English mist roll through the dale

For you are beautiful, and I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell

Dannyboy
May 6, 2003, 03:10 AM
The Pogues, Billy's Bones.
Holy crap! I stand corrected. I never woulda thunk it. Especially that quick. Hmmm.

sm
May 6, 2003, 03:24 AM
JShirley

The Last Farewell
IIRC, Robert Goulet performed this.

whitebear
May 6, 2003, 08:31 AM
On the Blue Ridge Mountains,
there I'll make my stand!
On the Blue Ridge Mountains,
there I'll make my stand.
A rifle on my shoulder,
six shooter in my hand.....

Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band with the Grateful Dead and John Kahn - "I've Been All Around This World"

OR

I'm a book keepers son
I don't wanna hurt no one,
but I shot my old man back in Oregon...

Steely Dan - "Don't Take Me Alive"

OR

Well, I'm sittin' here
playin' solitaire
with my pearl handled deck.
The county won't gimme no
more methadone and
they cut off your welfare check.

Warren Zevon - "Carmelita"

Sisco
May 6, 2003, 08:59 AM
So put down your books
and pick up a gun
we're gonna have a whole lot of fun!

gburner
May 6, 2003, 09:11 AM
Whitebear.....3 for 3.

Boats....Mexicali Blues, Robert Hunter,
Bob Weir.

LiquidTension
May 6, 2003, 09:33 AM
No takers on any of mine? C'mon guys, the first three are actually mainstream! I'll give you a hint: Seattle.

Steve Smith
May 6, 2003, 09:42 AM
Boats, Mexicali Blues - Grateful Dead.

Sisco
May 6, 2003, 09:50 AM
LiquidTension
Guess I must be out of the mainstream! Last Seattle band I listend to was Creedence Clearwater Revival! :D

griz
May 6, 2003, 10:14 AM
Pulled the trigger and the gun said go
Shot landed over in Mexico

whitebear
May 6, 2003, 10:23 AM
The first three are easy, and anyone that gets one will undoubtedly get them all:
1)
Feelin' uninspired
Think I'll start a fire
Everybody run
Bobby's got a gun
"Creep" by Stone Temple Pilots
==============
2)
rolling back the days
with my friend I love to play
the "little one"
******** with silver gun
I can hear when the pig whispers sweetly
jealousy is the weapon you kill me
keep a dime for a truth you might tell
"Silver Gun Superman" by Stone Temple Pilots
==============
3)
Army green was no safe bet
The bullets scream to me from somewhere

walkin' tall machinegun man
they spit on me in my home land
"Rooster" by Alice in Chains
==============

These are a little more obscure...good luck

4)
We've seen it before but safe on our suburb screens
Now I am here in the flesh
A witness of war in this godforsaken scene
Far from those grey walls
See children with guns hatred and fear in their eyes
They shoot to release their pain
A conflict to solve no matter if someone dies
Protecting our interests...

Step by step hate controls every heart every soul
Every gun pointed at those we paint as Enemies
We provide what they need to let the game proceed
Stuck in machines somewhere we build the cross they bear
Arm to solve, kill to save... God I've felt how it smells!
"Handful of Nothing" by Pain of Salvation
===============

5)
Watch fathers and sons pale cling to their guns.
Marching line by line leaving reason behind.
Their eyes now tensed with fear; enemies are near.
But all armies are only fathers and sons...
"Winning a War" by Pain of Salvation
===============

6)
Standing by her was a man
Nervous, shaking, gun in hand
Witness says he tried to help
But he`d turned the weapon on himself
"Beyond this Life" by Dream Theater
===============

7)
Their love renewed
They`d rendezvous
In a pathway out of view
They thought no one knew
They came a shot out of the night
"Finally Free" by Dream Theater
===============

griz
May 6, 2003, 10:45 AM
Another one for us old farts:

But Daniel was hot, he drew first and shot
And ****** collapsed in the corner
Now the doctor came in stinking of gin
And proceeded to lie on the table
He said ****** you meet your match
And ****** said Doc it’s only a scratch
And I’ll be better, I’ll be better Doc as soon as I am able

haukehaien
May 6, 2003, 11:00 AM
1)A great foreign captain was raving that day
Saying "Give me one hour, and I'll blow them away!"
But a big Mauser bullet got stuck in his jaw
And he died of lead poisoning ...

2)Some say I don't understand, 'cos I'm American
But unlike them, I've been to Northern Ireland ...
Soldiers with guns all over the place
Pointing them at my little kid's face ...

3)I glance at the Doom to make sure he's packed
His finger's on the trigger of his Baby Mac
Time to give a Newtonian demonstration
When a bullet hits mass and gives acceleration

4)The sun shone hot on a barren land
Where a thin red line took a military stand
There was slingshot, chainshot, grapeshot too
Swords and bayonets thrusting through ...

ETA: Griz, yours is Rocky Raccoon, by Lennon.

Stabby
May 6, 2003, 11:43 AM
Call an ambulance, Jamie been shot, word to Kemit
Don't go Son, nigga you my motherf*ckin heart
Stay still Son, don't move, just think about Keeba
She'll be three in January, your young God needs you
The ambulance is taking too long
Everybody get the f*ck back, excuse me b*tch, gimme your jack
One, seven one eight, nine one one, low battery, damn
Blood comin out his mouth, he bleedin badly
Nahhh Jamie, don't start that sh*t
Keep your head up, if you escape hell we gettin *****d up
When we was eight, we went to Bat Day to see the Yanks
In Sixty-Nine, his father and mines, they robbed banks
He pointed to the charm on his neck
With his last bit of energy left, told me rock it with respect
I opened it, seen the God holdin his kids
Photogenic, tears just burst out my wig
Finally this closed chapter, comes to an end
He was announced, pronounced dead, y'all, at twelve ten

Sisco
May 6, 2003, 11:57 AM
Griz
Rocky Racoon, The Beatles.
Stabby, don't know who did that, don't care.

Jedi_7.62
May 6, 2003, 12:05 PM
Profanity filter not working today????

Not that I care just curious is all.

griz
May 6, 2003, 12:19 PM
Yep Rocky Racoon is right:)

The filter was turned off and we are supposed to be on the honor system. Guess it doesn't apply to everybody:rolleyes:

Stabby
May 6, 2003, 12:37 PM
well I wasnt attacking anyone with it, just transcribing a song. I thought I was within line with the theme of the thread and Mr. oleg's recent post. But if it is that big a deal I will edit. It was not my intention to derail the thread.

Sisco
May 6, 2003, 12:51 PM
I personally was not offended but the obscenity is too much.

cratz2
May 6, 2003, 01:11 PM
'Got a gun, fact I got two
That's OK man, cuz I love God'


'I got an idea of something we can do with a gun
Sink load and fire till the empire
Reaps what they’ve sown
Shoot shoot shoot till their minds are open
Shoot shoot shoot till their eyes are closed
Push push push till we get some motion
Push push push till the bombs explode'


'Technology, the battle's unfair
You pull the hammer without a care
Squeeze the trigger that makes you man
Pseudo start, the hunt is canned'

Mike Irwin
May 6, 2003, 01:37 PM
This should be an easy one...

"I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle,

I feel the bullet go deep in my chest."

Matt G
May 6, 2003, 01:41 PM
Mike, Marty Robins made "El Paso" (A.K.A., "Out In The West Texas Town Of El Paso") famous, but I have to admit to preferring the Old 97s' version of it. Faster, with 'lectric guitar and a blistering solo. It's great how the drummer begins missing a beat when your quoted line is sung, like a man staggering, about to fall...

Jedi_7.62
May 6, 2003, 08:58 PM
I hit him hard right between the eyes
and he went down but to my surprise
he come up with a knife and cut off a piece of my ear.

But I busted a chair right across his teeth
and we crashed through the wall and into the street
kickin and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer

I tell ya' I fought tougher men
but I really can't remember when
He kicked like a mule and bit like a crocodile

I heard him laugh and then I heard him cuss
he went for his gun and I pulled mine first

He stood there lookin at me and I saw him smile
and he said son this world is rough and if a man is gonna make he's gotta be tough

nemesis
May 6, 2003, 09:09 PM
A Boy Named Sue

Johnny Cash

Sisco
May 6, 2003, 09:29 PM
Can't believe none of you children of the 60's have got my last one. :p

Jedi_7.62
May 6, 2003, 09:35 PM
You got it


I'm the kind of man wouldn't harm a mouse
but if I catch somebody breakin in my house
I got a 12 gauge shotgun waiting on the other side

Far as I'm concerned there ain't no excuse
for the rapin and the killin and the child abuse
I got a way to put an end to all that fast

take them rascals out in the swamp put 'em on their knees and tie'em to a stump let the rattlers and the bugs and the alligators do the rest

hubel458
May 6, 2003, 10:40 PM
See if you can get this one I asked about earlier--

Here is second verse of wonderful new song-----

"With his colors flying high
And his gun in hand,

Volunteered to fight and die
In a foreign land,

Just another minor chord
In a worn out song,

(--------) (-----) is marching there
Singing freedom's song."

------------------------------------------------

Name of song,author, and artist? I am also going to
ask all of you to call radio stations to play it. Great
song about our country and people, and should get
in the country music top 20, with some help...Ed.


__________________

LiquidTension
May 6, 2003, 11:15 PM
Whitebear, you have officially won the "Cooler than I thought" award. Kinda interesting that some of us pro-gun ppl like peaceniks such as PoS. I have to drive to FL for the DT concert, but it'll be worth it.

Mal H
May 7, 2003, 11:32 AM
JShirley and re1973,
Those are indeed the lyrics of "The Last Farewell". It might have been sung by Goulet, but the best version is by Roger Whitaker. I love that song (and almost everything Whitaker did).

Mike Irwin
May 7, 2003, 11:54 AM
He likes Roger Whitaker, but doesn't like the Dixie Chicks...

Cripes... :neener:

Ian Sean
May 7, 2003, 11:57 AM
Sisco, was that Country Joe and the Fish? 1,2,3, what are we fighting for? I think thats the name.

Dannyboy
May 7, 2003, 03:24 PM
Since I obviously underestimated the drawing power of The Pogues the last time, let's try again. Here are a few ranging from easy to hard.

1. Make his fight on the hill in the early day
Constant chill deep inside
Shouting gun, on they run, through the endless grey
On they fight, for they are right, yes, but who's to say?

2. Nail that Fokker, kill that son
Gonna blow your guts out with my gun
The weather forecast's good for war
Cologne and Frankfurt? Have some more!

3. A holiday in Germany, or Iceland, or Hong Kong
making money being useless well it seems it can't go wrong
But then it's off to Northern Ireland
Where you'll practice what they preached
You'll shoot to keep yourself alive and kill to keep the peace
And then it won't be so much fun,
as you hear the wounded crying
Cuz before they couldn't speak English
And you didn't know what they were saying
But when the children call you 'Bastard'
It will make you think again
When you cannot tell the difference between animals and men

Ian Sean
May 7, 2003, 03:43 PM
#2 Is Tailgunner by Iron Maiden, I was gonna post some Maiden tunes but man half of what they wrote can fit this topic.

JShirley
May 7, 2003, 03:49 PM
Mal, right you are. That record was released the year I was born.

Mal H
May 7, 2003, 05:51 PM
Mike - "He likes Roger Whitaker, but doesn't like the Dixie Chicks... "

Huge difference between Whitaker and the Chicks in both songs and voices. Are you thinking of some other Roger?

Sisco
May 7, 2003, 05:58 PM
Ian, close enough! Song title is "Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag"

sm
May 7, 2003, 06:01 PM
Roger Whitaker, yeah that was the name I couldn't think of--I agree his version is better.

Mike...ten years difference in us...sigh...I feel so much older though.

sm
May 7, 2003, 06:17 PM
Didn't see this one posted yet...I'd forgotten about it.
____



From this day on I own my ____________
We dug his shallow grave beneath the sun
I laid his broken body down below the southern land
It wouldn't do to bury him where any Yankee stands

I'll take my horse and I'll ride the northern plain
To wear the colour of the greys and join the fight again
I'll not rest until I know the cause is fought and won
From this day on until I die I'll wear ____________

I'd like to know where the riverboat sails tonight
To New Orleans well that's just fine alright
`Cause there's fighting there and the company needs men
So slip us a rope and sail on round the bend

As soon as this is over we'll go home
To plant the seeds of justice in our bones
To watch the children growing and see the women sewing
There'll be laughter when the bells of freedom ring

Stevie-Ray
May 7, 2003, 08:13 PM
My Father's Gun by Elton John

Here's another for the old-timers:

Give me title and artist

They said my speed was next to none
But my lightning draw had just begun
When I heard a blast that stung my wrist
The gun went flying from my fist
And I was looking down the bore
Of the deadly 44

ARGarrison
May 7, 2003, 09:48 PM
Jedi 7.62;

The song with the lyrics "I got a 12 guage shotgun waiting on the other side." That is "Simple Man" by Charlie Daniels and his CDB.

Now try this one,

"This moring, I shot six holes in my freezer.
I think I've got cabin fever.
Somebody sound the alarm.

I'd like to go where the pace of life's slow.
Could you beam me somewhere Mister Scott?
Any old place here on earth or in space.
You pick the century and I'll pick the spot."

jmbg29
May 8, 2003, 12:58 AM
I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle,El Paso, Marty Robbins


Guess this one.

"Things got hot in El Salvador
CIA got caught couldn't do no more
He's got diplomatic immunity
He's got a lethal weapon that nobody sees."

Seeker
May 8, 2003, 01:35 AM
Pulled the trigger and the gun said go
Shot landed over in Mexico

Salty Dog
Flatt and Struggs

Sisco
May 8, 2003, 01:48 AM
Has no one posted this one yet, or did I just miss it?

I was gambling in Havana
I took a little risk
Send lawyers, guns and money
Dad, get me out of this


Or how about this one?

Roland was a warrior from the Land of the Midnight Sun
With a Thompson gun for hire, fighting to be done
The deal was made in Denmark on a dark and stormy day
So he set out for Biafra to join the bloody fray

BerettaNut92
May 8, 2003, 02:19 AM
IIRC Salty Dog was actually a Black kinda traditional blues song or something, the Morris Bros, whom Earl played with claimed credit for it.

And yes of course I can play it on the banjo ;)

I would have done Louis Collins but I did that over already on TFL.

How about:

"Gonna buy me a shotgun, with a big long shiny barrel" ?

Stickjockey
May 8, 2003, 02:32 AM
PATH-

Actually, it's "Merry Plowboy", but close enough!

Sorry it took me so long!

Matt G
May 8, 2003, 03:09 AM
jmbg29, you quoted Warren Zevon's "The Envoy", which I believe came off of his album Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School.

Sisco posted "Lawyers, Guns And Money" and "Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner", also by Warren Zevon.

whitebear
May 8, 2003, 08:31 AM
Stevie Ray - "The Ballad of Johnnie Ringo" by Johnny Cash
They said my speed was next to none
But my lightning draw had just begun
When I heard a blast that stung my wrist
The gun went flying from my fist
And I was looking down the bore
Of the deadly 44

griz
May 8, 2003, 08:41 AM
"Gonna buy me a shotgun, with a big long shiny barrel"

T for Texas? Skynard did the cover version I know of. Don't know who did it first.

BerettaNut92
May 8, 2003, 11:05 AM
T for Texas? Skynard did the cover version I know of. Don't know who did it first.

Correct on the song...I **THINK** Waylon Jennings did, but can't check as my liner notes are at my dad's place.

I have an Earl Scruggs version.

Isn't a shotgun with a big long shiny barrel kind of untactical? I want a short matte one.

griz
May 8, 2003, 01:31 PM
You must be thinking of the THR song, Give me a "T" for tactical:D

cratz2
May 8, 2003, 01:53 PM
1. Make his fight on the hill in the early day
Constant chill deep inside
Shouting gun, on they run, through the endless grey
On they fight, for they are right, yes, but who's to say?Metallica - For Whom the Bell Tolls

2. Nail that Fokker, kill that son
Gonna blow your guts out with my gun
The weather forecast's good for war
Cologne and Frankfurt? Have some more!Iron Maiden - Tailgunner

No clue on the last one.

Dannyboy
May 8, 2003, 06:05 PM
Hey! There we go. Two down and one to go. I don't think anyone will get the last one, though. It's a band that not many people have heard of let alone listen to. I'll let it go a little longer.

FPrice
May 8, 2003, 09:42 PM
"Stevie Ray - "The Ballad of Johnnie Ringo" by Johnny Cash"

IIRC it was Lorne Green (Pa Cartwright in Bonanza) who did the popular version.

Sisco
May 8, 2003, 09:54 PM
No one knew the circumstance but they say that it happened pretty quick,
The door to the dressing room burst open and a Colt revolver clicked.
And Big Jim was standin' there, ya couldn't say surprised,
Rosemary right beside him, steady in her eyes.

Let's see the title, artist & album!

Stevie-Ray
May 8, 2003, 09:56 PM
IIRC it was Lorne Green (Pa Cartwright in Bonanza) who did the popular version. Ding ding ding! Yup, and Ringo actually made it to #1 for a week in 1964.:cool:

trooper
May 9, 2003, 05:52 AM
The first one's birdshot,
The next four are double-ought buck.
The last one's a slug,
Just for good luck.


That would be "Manhattan" by Bob Seger...

He's got lots of interesting references to guns as cultural symbols in his songs, I guess that makes him a very "American" musician.

"Time to lock and load,
Time to get control,
Time to search the soul,
And start again."

Regards,

Trooper

Johnny Guest
May 10, 2003, 04:19 AM
Sisco - - - -No one knew the circumstance but they say that it happened pretty quick,
The door to the dressing room burst open and a Colt revolver clicked.
And Big Jim was standin' there, ya couldn't say surprised,
Rosemary right beside him, steady in her eyes

"Lilly, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts," performed by Joan Baez.
Don't recall the album. I'll ask my wife later.

Almost got this one mixed up with another - - -

The bullet that killed Mr. Jones came through the window pane,
Hit him up above one eye and lodged down in his brain.
In that fatal moment, ***** stood his ground . . . .


Best,
Johnny

Sisco
May 10, 2003, 09:30 AM
Johnny~
Joan Biaez my have done it, only version I'm familiar with is Bob Dylan from "Blood on the Tracks"

cratz2
May 10, 2003, 02:17 PM
Anyone know who this one's by?

"With a tear in his eye and a gun in his hand,
So ends the diary of the working man."

hubel458
May 13, 2003, 01:09 PM
Anyone get this song I asked about earlier--

Here is second verse of new song-----


With his colors flying high
And his gun in hand,

Volunteered to fight and die
In a foreign land,

Just another minor chord
In a worn out song,

(--------) (-----) is marching there
Singing freedom's song.

------------------------------------------------

Name of song,author, and artist? Ed.

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