Done gun movies- gotta gun song?


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2dogs
January 7, 2003, 06:19 PM
Don't know if there are even that many, so guns/cowboy/soldier etc.?


I Fought the Law- Bobby Fuller Four

Hey Joe- Jimi Hendrix

I'm Mad- John Lee Hooker or The Animals

Guns of Brixton- Clash

Green Berets- Sgt Barry Sadler





Nothing from this century though, I guess that says something.

:p

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BamBam
January 7, 2003, 06:26 PM
The Beatles:
- Rocky Racoon
- Happiness is a warm gun

Carlos Cabeza
January 7, 2003, 06:26 PM
Janie's got a gun / Aerosmith

Smugglers Blues / Glen Frey

Happiness is a Smoking Gun / Beatles- Lennon

Yohan
January 7, 2003, 06:27 PM
Janie's got a gun - Aerosmith

ReadyontheRight
January 7, 2003, 06:41 PM
"Something to Shoot" By Chris Wall

"...I was born and raised way out West
And the thing that I like about living here best
It's not the mountains, the valleys,
not the hats or the boots
It's having plenty of guns and something to shoot..."

:D

Soap
January 7, 2003, 06:45 PM
Only the Strong Survive by Stuck Mojo.

I'm not a huge fan of their style but the lyrics are quite decent.

Fed168
January 7, 2003, 06:48 PM
I fought the law- Dead Kennedys
Stone Cold Crazy- Queen

SkunkApe
January 7, 2003, 07:05 PM
Hank Williams Jr. had a song in the early '80s (I think) called "I've Got Rights". It was about vigilante-style justice.

"I went down to the Mary Carter Paint Store"
"Got me one of them Smith and Wesson Magnum forty-fours"

rage
January 7, 2003, 07:06 PM
I'm reminded of one of the last shows of HOMICIDE...Life on The Streets. Cops do revenge for shootout at police station with the background music of Paul Butterfield's Blues Bands' "One More Heartache". ;) Always wished I taped that episode.

Otherwise there are numerous, most not even recorded, hip-hop gun songs...gotta a rhyme for glock...for sig?;)

TheeBadOne
January 7, 2003, 07:17 PM
Big Gun

Shoot to thrill

For those about to rock -contains a 21 gun salute


Marty Robbins

Big Iron


How's that for spectrum?

Jack T.
January 7, 2003, 07:31 PM
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash

"I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die. . ."

TallPine
January 7, 2003, 07:36 PM
Too long to post the entire lyrics (probably illegal too)

Several of you have PM'd me with comments about this one (see sig below)

another excerpt - "he always packed a pistol and he practiced deadly force..."

King
January 7, 2003, 07:40 PM
Gotta ber Marty Robbins "Big Iron"

Beyond that.....

Bad Company, "Bad Company"

Marshall Tucker's, "Fire on the Mountain"

Lynard Skynards, "Gimme Back My Bullets" (Not sure here).


Here's "Big Iron"

To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day
Hardly spoke to folks around him, didn't have too much to say,
No one dared to ask his business, no one dared to make a slip
The stranger there among them had a big iron on his hip,
big iron on his hip

It was early in the morning when he rode into the town
He came riding from the south side, slowly lookin' all around
"He's an outlaw loose and runnin'", came a whisper from each lip
"And he's here to do some business with a big iron on his hip,
big iron on his hip"

In this town there lived an outlaw by the name of Texas Red
Many men had tried to take him and that many men were dead
He was vicious and a killer, though a youth of twenty four
And the notches on his pistol numbered one and nineteen more,
one and nineteen more

Now the stranger started talkin' made it plain to folks around
Was an Arizonia ranger, wouldn't be too long in town
He was here to take an outlaw back alive or maybe dead
And he said it didn't matter that he was after Texas Red,
after Texas Red

Wasn't long before this story was relayed to Texas Red
But the outlaw didn't worry, men who tried before were dead
Twenty men had tried to take him, twenty men had made a slip,
Twenty one would be the ranger with the big iron on his hip,
big iron on his hip

Now the morning past so quickly and it was time for them to meet
It was twenty past eleven when they rode out in the street
Folks were watchin' from their windows,
every body held their breath,
They knew this handsome ranger was about to meet his death,
about to meet his death

There was twenty feet between them
when they stopped to make their play
And the swiftness of the Ranger still talked about today
Texas Red had not cleared leather when a bullet fairly ripped
And the ranger's aim was deadly, with the big iron on his hip,
big iron on his hip

It was over in a moment and the crowd all gathered 'round
There before them lay the body of the outlaw on the ground
Oh, he might have went on livin' but he made one fatal slip
When he tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip,
big iron on his hip

Big iron, big iron,
Oh he tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip,
Big iron on his hip

Jeff White
January 7, 2003, 07:43 PM
Lawyers, Guns and Money (always makes me think of our own El Tejon :D )

Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner

Warren Zevon

ReadyontheRight
January 7, 2003, 08:31 PM
I'm not a big Country music fan, but you gotta love Johnny Cash:

DRIVE ON

I got a friend named Whiskey Sam He was my boonierat buddy for a year in Nam He said is my country just a little off track Took 'em twenty-five years to welcome me back But, it's better than not coming back at all Many a good man I saw fall And even now, every time I dream I hear the men and the monkeys in the jungle scream

Drive on, don't mean nothin' My children love me , but they don't understand And I got a woman who knows her man Drive on, don't mean nothin', drive on

I remember one night, Tex and me Rappelled in on a hot L.Z. We had our 16's on rock and roll But, with all that fire, I was scared and cold We were crazy, we were wild And I have seen the tiger smile I spit in a bamboo viper's face And I'd be dead , but by God's grace

Drive on, don't mean nothin' My children love me, but they don't understand And I got a woman who knows her man Drive on, don't mean nothin', drive on

It was a real slow walk in a real sad rain And nobody tried to be John Wayne I came home, but Tex did not And I can't talk about the hit he got I got a little limp now when I walk Got a little tremolo when I talk But my letter read from Whiskey Sam You're a walkin' talkin' miracle from Vietnam

Drive on, don't mean nothin' My children love me, but they don't understand And I got a woman who knows her man Drive on, don't mean nothin', drive on

RAGGED OLD FLAG

I walked through a country court house square
On a park bench an old man was sitting there
I said, "Your court house is kinda run down"
He said, "Naw, it'll do for our little town"
I said, "Your flag pole has a leaned a little bit
And that's a Ragged Old Flag you got hanging on it"
He said, "Have a seat" and I sat down
"Is this the first time you've been in our little town?"
I said, "I think it is," he said "I don't like to brag
But we're kinda proud of that Ragged Old Flag
You see, we got a little hole in that flag there
When Washington took it across the Delaware
And it got powder burned the night Francis Scott Key
Sat watchin' it writing 'Say Can You See'
And it got a bad rip in New Orleans
With Packinham and Jackson tuggin' at its seams
And it almost fell at the Alamo
Beside the Texas flag but she waved on through
She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville
And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill
There was Robert E. Lee, Beauregard and Bragg
And the south wind blew hard on that Ragged Old Flag
On Flanders Field in World War I
She got a big hole from a Bertha Gun
She turned blood red in World War II
She hung limp and low by the time it was through
She was in Korea and Vietnam
She went where she was sent by her Uncle Sam
Native Americans, brown, yellow and white
All shed red blood for the Stars and Stripes
In her own good land here she's been abused
She's been burned, dishonored, denied and refused
And the government for which she stands
Has been scandalized throughout the land
And she's getting threadbare and wearing thin
But she's in good shape for the shape she's in
Cause she's been through the fire before
And I believe she can take a whole lot more
So we raise her up every morning, take her down every night
We don't let her touch the ground and fold her up right
On second thought I do like to brag
Cause I'm mighty proud of that Ragged Old Flag."

ReadyontheRight
January 7, 2003, 08:41 PM
The Refreshments -- "Banditos" (Mid - 90s, Almost 21st Century):

"...Everybody knows
That the world is full of stupid people
So meet me at the mission at midnight
And we'll divvy up there

Everybody knows
That the world is full of stupid people
Well I got the pistol so I'll keep the Pesos
-Yeah that seems fair..."

riddleofsteel
January 7, 2003, 08:44 PM
Mexicali Blues
Lyrics: John Barlow
Music: Bob Weir
Published By: Ice Nine Publishing Co., Inc.
Laid back in an old saloon, with a peso in my hand
Watching flies and children on the street
And I catch a glimpse of black-eyed girls who giggle when I smile
There's a little boy that 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 Mexicali blues


Chorus
Is there anything a man don't stand to lose
When the devil wants to take it all away
Cherish well your thoughts, keep a tight grip on your booze
'Cause thinking and drinking are all I have today


She said her name was Billie Jean and she was fresh in town
I didn't know her 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 in to 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 lifetime's worth of the Mexicali blues


[chorus]


And then a man rode in to town, some thought he was the law
Billie Jean was waiting 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 Mexicali blues


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

PATH
January 7, 2003, 08:46 PM
Well there was that song by Sonny and Cher about "Bang, Bang my baby shot me down".

Junior Walker and the Allstars "Shotgun".

Johnny Cash "Don't Take Your Guns to Town Son".

"My Baby Loves the Western Movies" I believe it is the Coasters.
The ricochey sound is fantastic.

"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"- Gene Pitney

"Ringo"- Lorne Greene

For big guns you have Johnny Hortons "Sink The Bismark" and I believe he did "The Battle of New Orleans" >fired our guns and they commenced a running, on down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.(British)

This is a great thread as it has set me to thinking cause I know there are a bunch more!

ReadyontheRight
January 7, 2003, 08:58 PM
Irish Music --

Johnson's Motorcar "...with guns and bayonets shinin' -- which made old Johnson grim. He said I have a permit to travel near and far. To He** with your English permit, we want your motor car..."

Patriot Game "...and now that I lie here, my body all holes, I think of those traitors who bargained and sold. I wish that my rifle had given the same to the quizzlings who sold out the Patriot Game."

GeorgeAtl
January 7, 2003, 09:03 PM
Jim Croce--Bad Bad Leroy Brown

"He packed a .32 gun in his pocket for fun,
and a razor in his shoe..."

PATH
January 7, 2003, 09:11 PM
If we are doing Irish Songs WOW! There are a bunch.

"Rifles of the I.R.A."

"Jolly Plowboy"> and the Tans they flew like lightnin to the rattle of a Thompson gun

"Sean South of Garryowen"> then the Sten guns and the rifles a hail of death did pour

"Row in the Town" > and a big Mauser bullet got caught in his jaw

There are a bunch more.

para.2
January 7, 2003, 10:39 PM
Warren Zevon had a bunch. (see Jeff White, above)
also:"Jungle Work"
Refers to "the M-16, and the Ingram gun."

David Scott
January 7, 2003, 10:41 PM
The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun
by The Flirtations

It was Homecoming Night at my high school
Everyone was there, it was bodaciously cool
I was so excited, why, I almost wet my jeans
'Cause my best friend Debbie was Homecoming Queen
She looked so pretty in pink chiffon
Riding the float with her tiara on
Holding this humongous bouquet in her hand
She looked straight out of Disneyland!
Well, it was just like the Cinderella ride - it was definitely an
'E' ticket!
The crowd was cheering, everyone was stoked
You know, I think it was like the whole school was totally coked
out or something.
The band was playing 'Evergreen'
When all of a sudden, somebody screamed:
"Oh my God, look out! The Homecoming Queen's got a GUN!!!"

Everybody run, the Homecoming Queen's got a gun!
Everybody run, the Homecoming Queen's got a gun!
Debbie's smiling, and wiping her gun
Picking off cheerleaders one by one
Oh no! Muffy's pompons just blew to bits
My God, Mitzi's head just did the splits!
My best friend is on a shooting spree
Stop it, Debbie, you're embarrassing me!
How could you do what you just did -
Are you having a really bad period?

Everybody run, the Homecoming Queen's got a gun!
Everybody run, the Homecoming Queen's got a gun!
(Stop it, Debbie, you're making a mess
Powder burns all over your dress
Bloody bodies all over the quad
Who'd have thought she'd be packing a rod!)
An hour later, you know, the cops had arrived
Oh, but by then the entire glee club had died - no big loss
You wouldn't believe what they brought to stop
Tear gas, machine guns... even a chopper!
"Throw down your gun and tiara and come out of that float!"
Debbie didn't listen to what the cop said,
No, she aimed and fired, and now the math teacher's dead!
Oh, it's really sad, but, you know, it's kind of a relief,
You see, we had this big test coming up next week...

Everybody run, the Homecoming Queen's got a gun!
Everybody run, the Homecoming Queen's got a gun!
(Debbie's really having a blast!
She's wasted half of the class!)
The cops fired a warning shot and she dove off that float
I tried to scream "Duck!" but it stuck in my throat
She hit the ground and did a flip; it was real acrobatic
But I was crying so hard, I couldn't work my Instamatic.
I ran down to Debbie, I had to find out, like,
What made her do it, why'd she freak out?
I saw the bullet had grazed her... right about here.
I knew then... the end was near.
And I... As... Do y'all mind?

So as the SWAT team and a gaggle of hall monitors escorted her from
the field, I ran alongside, and I said to her, "Debbie! Debbie,
why did you do it? Why did you do it?" She just smiled at me and
said, "I did it for Lonnie." "Lonnie? Debbie, who's Lonnie?
There aren't even any boys in our school named Lonnie. There is
Ms. Wilson, the wood shop teacher.... Oh my God, Debbie is that
why you spent all that time makin' those tacky birdhouses instead
of being in the Future Homemakers of America with me?" It was too
late for answers. And as the SWAT team roared off into the sunset,
I, I surveyed the gruesome scene before me. The ruins of that
beautiful chicken-wire-and-crepe-paper 'V-for-Victory' that the Pep
Club had worked so hard on... And then it hit me. It's still
Homecoming Week. We can't have a Homecoming Game without a
Homecoming Queen. It was then I knew what I must do. So I
retrieved her tiara from where it had fallen and I placed it
lovingly upon my head, willing to assume the awesome burden of
Homecoming Queen, eager to rule with a firm, yet sensitive hand...
All right, boys, sing it for me!

Everybody scream, the Homecoming Queen is a queen!
He's a queen, he's a queen, he's a queen, he's a queen.
Ahhhhhhh, a big old queen!

homeka45
January 7, 2003, 10:44 PM
"Hey Joe"- Where you going with that gun in your hand?

Fair 'n Square
January 7, 2003, 10:48 PM
My dad used to sing a couple. I can only remember part of the lyrics to each of them.
One was:

I didn't know the gun was loaded,
And I'm so sorry, my friend.
I didn't know the gun was loaded,
And I'll never, never do it again.

The other one was:

Lay that pistol down, babe,
Lay that pistol down.
Pistol packin' mama,
Lay that pistol down.

Navy joe
January 7, 2003, 10:55 PM
Well there's that Irish song about "My little Armalite"


Metallica- Stone Cold Crazy

"...Running down the street,
Shooting people that I meet;
Fully loaded tommy gun..."

Alice in Chains - Rooster

Johnny Cash -Delia's gone

Not exactly the most responsible examples of firearms use, but oh well.

Flying V
January 7, 2003, 11:40 PM
Iron Maiden - The Trooper

Gordon
January 7, 2003, 11:47 PM
"Guns and Roses" had a song with lyrics about guns but I can't understand that whining. Hank Williams Jr. had alot of them " I'd spit Beechnut in his eye and shoot him with my .45":D

enfwago
January 8, 2003, 12:28 AM
Skid Row -- 18 and life...the video had a gun in it. I haven't seen it in a long time, but from what I remember it was a revolver.
"Gangsta" rap...

swampgator
January 8, 2003, 01:33 AM
"Devil's Right Hand" by Steve Earle


My very first pistol was a cap and ball Colt
Shoot as fast as lightnin' but it loads a mite slow
Loads a mite slow and soon I found out
It can get you into trouble but it can't get you out
So then I went and bought myself a Colt 45
Called a peacemaker but I never knew why
Never knew why, I didn't understand
Cause Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand

MitchSchaft
January 8, 2003, 03:49 AM
I can't believe ya'll didn't say Hank Williams Jr, Country Boy Can Survive: "Got a shotgun, rifle, and a 4-wheel drive..."

Metallica- Stone Cold Crazy
Queen did that song first :D.

Navy joe
January 8, 2003, 04:45 AM
Yes, Metallica did it better. Same with "Whiskey in the jar" You would think though I woulda seen the reference in the first post though. :o

Lot's of good references in that one.

There's a current rock one out too that I like, can't for the life of me remember the band. Song is "Never again". Features the use of a firearm in permanently solving a domestic abuse problem.

Before anyone says it, that leftist :cuss: Sheryl Crow is talking about spf 45 sunscreen, so don't get your kinky little hopes up.

Okiecruffler
January 8, 2003, 05:18 AM
"Rocky Racoon" by the Beatles

A close second "Pretty Pistol" by Marilyn Manson even tho' I don't think it's really about a gun.

And for what it's worth, there are those who think Metallica slaughtered "Stone Cold Crazy" and "Whisky in the Jar" but most of us are old farts.
"Never Again" is Nickleback, kinda fun to watch the video on MTV and try to guess all the gun references they block out.
Actually, the coolest gun song of all time was "Blood Christ" by a band called Blind Drunk. I think I have the last remaining copy. They had this really cool, good looking 19 year old bassist/vocalist who was going to change the world. I wonder whatever happened to him. Probably grew up to be a fat, lazy ED nurse.:D

modifiedbrowning
January 8, 2003, 08:09 AM
Queen: Boemian Rhapsody. "put a gun against his head, pulled the trigger now he's dead"

Sister of Mercy: Lucretia My Reflection "dumdum bullets and shoot to kill".

Soundgarden: Gun. "Shoot, shoot til their eyes open, shoot shoot til their eyes are closed.

The Cult: Aphrodesiac Jacket. "aphrodesiac jacket, Napolean machine gun"

Shazbat
January 8, 2003, 08:52 AM
Moby - South Side "...weapons in hands as we go for a ride...well it's love, and darkness, and my sidearm..."

Scissorfight - Granite State Destroyer "Weed, guns and axes, we don't pay our taxes, 'cuz we don't exist - on any government list..."

Eminem - countless...

Sublime - Santeria "Daddy's got a new .45, and I won't think twice to stick that barrel straight down Sancho's throat..."

peteinct
January 8, 2003, 09:12 AM
Warren Zevon has a picture on the back of some of his albums of a plate with food and a big revolver, 44 mag I think, sitting on top of it. Its called eat your dinner.

got a 38 special up on the shelf
If I start acting stupid I'll shoot myself

from I'll sleep when I'm dead

pete

P.Henry,Jr
January 8, 2003, 10:25 AM
Let's not forget Eric Clapton's "I shot the Sheriff"
:evil:

Gomez
January 8, 2003, 10:38 AM
Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner by Warren Zevon

The Gringo Pistolero by Allan Wayne Damron, though I do prefer Andy's accordian-based rendition.:)

Shawn Dodson
January 8, 2003, 11:01 AM
Either I be blind or I can't be believing ain't no one done yet mentioned Lynryd Skynyrd's "Saturday Night Special."

Def Leppard: "Billy's Got a Gun," and "Don't Shoot Shotgun."

Flying V
January 8, 2003, 12:59 PM
Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Saturday Night Special" is an anti-gun song.
I expect lots of others mentioned are too, but I'm too lazy to look up lyrics.

whitebear
January 8, 2003, 01:13 PM
The Robert Cray Band - Smoking Gun
Now they've knocked me down and taken it - that still hot smokin' gun...
Lyle Lovett - L.A. County
And they kissed each other
And they turned around
And they saw me standing in the aisle
Well I did not say much
I just stood there watching
As that .45 told them goodbye
Bob Dylan - Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them anymore.
That long black cloud is comin' down
I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door.

I'm sure I can think of a lot more, but my lunch break is about over...

TheOtherOne
January 8, 2003, 01:22 PM
Ice Cube, It Was A Good Day:

Even saw the lights of the Goodyear Blimp
And it read, "Ice Cube's a pimp"
Drunk as hell but no throwin up
Half way home and my pager still blowin up
Today I didn't even have to use my A.K.
I gotta say it was a good day

:D

Hoppy
January 8, 2003, 01:44 PM
I would say....


Can I take my gun up to Heaven - Cracker

Hoppy

Smurfslayer
January 8, 2003, 01:50 PM
I'm not the biggest C&W fan, but I'll have to admit to turning up the volume when I hear:

Bubba shot the jukebox (Mark Chestnut)

We were hogged down at Marges Bar
Telling stories if we had one
Someone fired the old Jukebox up
the song it sure was a sad one
A tear drop rolled down Bubba's nose
From the pain the song was inflicting
All at once he jumped to his feet
just like somone kicked him

Chorus:
Bubba shot the jukebox last night
said it played a sad song
that made him cry
went to his truck and got a forty-five
Bubba shot the jukebox last night

Bubba ain't never been acused
of being mentaly stable
so we did not draw an easy breath
till he laid that Colt on the table

he hung his head till the cops showed up
he tried to march out of Marges
told him don't play dumb with us boy
you know damn well what the charge is

Chorus

Well the sheriff arrived
with his bathrobe on
the confrontation was a tense one
he shook his head and said
'M'Bubba boy" you was always a dis one
now reckless discharge of a gun
thats what the officers are claimin'
Bubba hollered loud as hell
I hit only where I was aiming

Bubba shot the jukebox last night
Said it played a sad song made him cry
went to his truck and got a forty-five
well he shot the jukebox
stopped it with one shot
bubba shot the jukebox last night

Well he could not tell right from wrong
through the tear drops in his eyes
beyond a shadow of a doubt
it was a justifiable homicide

Bubba shot the jukebox
stopped it with one shot
Bubba shot the Jukebox a last night

Rupestris
January 8, 2003, 01:56 PM
Bruce Cockburn - "If I had a rocket launcher":D

Skid Row's "18 and life" - "...had a courtship with the gun. BANG BANG! Shoot 'em up! The party never ends..." They also had one called "Big Guns" but I doub't they were refering to firearms.:eek:

U2 - "Exit" "...Hand in the pocket. Finger on the steel. The pistol weighed heavy. In his heart he could feel..."

Police - "Invisible Sun " ...lookin' down the barrel of an Armalite"

Rupe

Dave Markowitz
January 8, 2003, 05:06 PM
Robert Johnson's ".32-20 Blues." :cool:

MitchSchaft
January 8, 2003, 05:31 PM
"Never Again" is Nickleback

Yeah, I dig that song too.

Kestryll
January 8, 2003, 05:46 PM
Here ya' go,

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.

Brad Johnson
January 8, 2003, 06:23 PM
"Trigger Happy" - Wierd Al Yankovic.

"The Thirty Point Buck" - Da Yoopers ("..AK-57 heat seeking shotgun.")

"Skeet Surfin" - Nick Rivers (Val Kilmer)

Okay, so I'm a little wierd....

Brad

4570Rick
January 8, 2003, 06:32 PM
When Liberty Valance rode to town the womenfolk would hide, they'd hide
When Liberty Valance walked around the men would step aside
'cause the point of a gun was the only law that Liberty understood
When it came to shootin' straight and fast---he was mighty good.

From out of the East a stranger came, a law book in his hand, a man
The kind of a man the West would need to tame a troubled land
'cause the point of a gun was the only law that Liberty understood
When it came to shootin' straight and fast---he was mighty good.

Many a man would face his gun and many a man would fall
The man who shot Liberty Valance, he shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all.

The love of a girl can make a man stay on when he should go, stay on
Just tryin' to build a peaceful life where love is free to grow
But the point of a gun was the only law that Liberty understood
When the final showdown came at last, a law book was no good.

Alone and afraid she prayed that he'd return that fateful night, aww that night
When nothin' she said could keep her man from goin' out to fight
From the moment a girl gets to be full-grown the very first thing she learns
When two men go out to face each other only one retur-r-r-ns

Everyone heard two shots ring out, a shot made Liberty fall
The man who shot Liberty Valance, he shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all.

The man who shot Liberty Valance, he shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all.

This was the first record I ever bought. (45 RPM) :cool:

Dannyboy
January 8, 2003, 06:38 PM
The Pogues-"Pistol for Paddy Garcia"

My personal fave, "O'malley's Bar" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

"I Fought the Law" and "Big Iron" were both mentioned but I like the versions by Mike Ness of Social Distortion much better.

Dr.Rob
January 8, 2003, 06:38 PM
Slim Cessna's Auto Club (Denver's favorite local Y'alternative band)

"Barrel of my gun" (she'd be saying she loved me when she saw, the barrel of my gun)

"Lethal Injection" (I knew I had it coming when I killed that man, with a smoking revolver set in my right hand. Well he should have seen me coming for to take his life-he was down at the Motel Six––so was my wife!)

Just about anything by Johnny Cash or Nick Cave.

Jimi hendrix wrote a tune called "Machinegun" that is seriously heavy.

PJ Harvey: (beleive it or not) "Big Exit" ( Look out ahead, see danger come, I wanna pistol.. I wanna gun, I'm scared baby I wanna run, this world's crazy, give me the gun.)

The Clash "Guns of Brixton" (when they kick in your front door, how you gonna come, with your hands on your head or on the trigger of your gun?)

Tom Waits "Just the Right Bullets", from The Black Rider (a rock opera about cursed cartridges sold at the crossroads to a hunter intent on marrying outside his class, co-written with William S. Borroughs-heady stuff, very german)

Just about anything from the Matrix soundtrack.

ICE-T "She Carries a Big Gun" from the Tank Girl soundtrack, seriously funny. (she lives life to the fullest-buckshot and bullets, five rings in her nose, way out clothes she walks softly but she carries a big gun)

Dennie Suman
January 8, 2003, 06:48 PM
Since I am an old guy I remember "Stagger Lee" shooting his gambling buddy with a .44.

Also love bluegrass, so the IIIrd Tyme Out has "The Moundsville Pen".
"Well, a double barrel shotgun is a might bad thing,
That's why I'm wearing this ball and chain............

Oh yeah, tha song "Shotgun". Don't remember the artist.

This is kinda fun!

Mal H
January 8, 2003, 07:06 PM
Now you're getting into my era Dennie. There've been lots of versions over the years of Stagger Lee (Stackalee), most famous is by Lloyd Price I think, but it's been around since the 20's. "Shotgun" was done by Junior Walker and the All Stars.

I guess my favorite has already been mentioned - Big Iron and I also like Utah Carrol also by Marty Robbins; "His Sixgun blazed like lightning as he dropped the leading steer". That one makes my wife cry every time she hears it.

Traveler
January 8, 2003, 07:09 PM
Fair- That last set of lyrics is from "Pistol Packin' Mama".

My personal favorite is "The Devils Right Hand" by Steve Earle. Of course I'm prejudiced towards Colt's, and an old 1860 Army was the first handgun I ever bought (at the age of 13, by coincidence).

Here's the lyrics.

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
Thought it was the finest thing I ever had seen
So l asked if I could have one someday when I grew up
Mama dropped a dozen eggs, she really blew up
She really blew up and I didn't understand
Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand

The devil's right hand, the devil's right hand
Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand

My very first pistol was a cap and ball Colt
Shoot as fast as lightnin' but it loads a mite slow
Loads a mite slow and soon I found out
It can get you into trouble but it can't get you out
So then I went and bought myself a Colt 45
Called a peacemaker but I never knew why
Never knew why, I didn't understand
Cause Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand

Well I get into a card game in a company town
Caught a miner cheating I shot the dog down
Shot the dog down, watched the man fall
Never touched his holster, never had a chance to draw
The trial was in the morning and they drug me out of bed
Asked me how I pleaded, not guilty I said
Not guilty I said, you've got the wrong man
Nothing touched the trigger but the devil's right hand

Mastrogiacomo
January 8, 2003, 07:21 PM
Only gun song I can think of Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe.":D

King
January 8, 2003, 09:32 PM
Here's another.....

"Bad Company" by Bad Company

Company, always on the run
Destiny is a rising sun
I was born six gun in my hand
Behind the gun I make my final stand
That's why they call me

Bad company, I can't deny
Bad, bad company
'Til the day I die

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

Bad company, and I won't deny
Bad, bad company
'Til the day I die

lapidator
January 8, 2003, 09:48 PM
NickelBack

Never Again
He's drunk again, it's time to fight
She must have done something wrong tonight
The living room becomes a boxing ring
It's time to run when you see him clenching his hands
She's just a woman... never again
I hear her scream from down the hall
Amazing she can even talk at all
She cries to me... "go back to bed"
I'm terrified that she'll wind up dead in his hands
She's just a woman... never again

Been there before but not like this
Seen it before but not like this
Never before have I ever seen it this bad
She's just a woman... never again

Just tell the nurse you slipped and fell
It starts to sting as it starts to swell
She looks at you... she wants the truth
It's right out there in the waiting room with those hands
Lookin' just as sweet as he can... never again

Seen it before but not like this
Been there before but not like this
Never before have I ever seen it this bad
She's just a woman... never again

Father's a name you haven't earned yet
You're just a child with a temper
Haven't you heard "don't hit a lady"
Kickin' your *** would be a pleasure

He's drunk again, it's time to fight
Same old ****, just on a different night
She grabs the gun, she's had enough
Tonight she'll find out how f****n'
tough is this man
Pulls the trigger
fast as she can... never again

Seen it before but not like this
Been there before but not like this
Never before have I ever seen it this bad
She's just a woman... never again



lapidator

Mikul
January 9, 2003, 03:01 PM
Finland Red, Egypt White by The Sisterhood

Lyrics are taken from an AK-47 manual:


Overall length eight hundred and seventy millimetres,
Length of barrel four hundred and fifteen millimetres,
Length of sighting line three-hundred and seventy-eight millimetres.
Weight of magazine empty point-four-two kilograms,
Weight of magazine loaded point-nine-two kilograms.
Overall weight with loaded magazine four-point-eight kilograms
Chamber Pressure forty thousand, five hundred and fifty pounds per square inch.
The seven-point-six-two millimetre Kalashnikov rifle,
Fires seven-point-two-six-six-two millimetre rounds, M one-ninety.
Muzzle velocity seven hundred and ten metres per second,
Two thousand, three hundred and eighty feet per second,
Specified rate of fire; six hundred rounds per minute.
(Six hundred rounds per minute)
Service ammunition is divided into full cartridges,
and special purpose cartridges.
Full ammunition is used to destroy personnel
Special ammunition, depending upon its construction,
is designed for target identification and correction of fire,
ignition of fuel and highly flammable objects
or destroying lightly armoured targets.
Tracer cartridges are used for target identification,
fire adjustment, signal purposes and destroying personnel
(Destroying personnel)
Tracer bullets can ignite.
The path of the bullet is indicated, by a red flame.
Eight B incendiary cartridges are used to ignite fuel,
gasoline and for destroying targets protected by thick armour plate.
The standard cartridge used by the AK-47 is the M-43,
Bullet weight one-two-two grains, powder weight 25 grains.
Standard markings, fool model PS, no colour.
Tracer model T-four-five, green tip.
Eight B I model BZ, black and red tip.
Incendiary model T, type Z, red tip.
Special cartridges, plastic, blank with metal case,
Finland red, Germany black, Egypt white.
Short range cartridges, full, round nose, lacquered steel case, white tip.
Tracer, round nose, lacquered steel case, white and dark green tip.
There are three basic models of the AK;
AK-47; machined receiver, no bayonet lug,
Polished hold and bolt cabinet,
Sighted up to eight hundred metres.
AK-M; stamped receiver, bayonet lug,
Plug lined bolt, beaver tailed fore-grip
Range up to a thousand metres
RP-K; squad LMD, longer barrel,
Equipped with seventy-five round drum magazine,
Forty round box magazine,
Or may use a standard thirty round magazine,
Despite a specification of six-hundred rounds per minute,
Extensive experience of all models, proves the full-automatic
rate to be approximately eight-hundred rounds per minute.
(Destroy personnel)

Mr. Hankey
January 9, 2003, 04:10 PM
Gimme three steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd


I was cutting the rug, down at a place called The Jug,
With a girl named Linda Lu.
When in walked a man, with a GUN in his hand,
And he was looking for you know who.

He said,
"Hey there fellow, with the hair colored yellow, watcha tryin' to prove? 'Cause that's my woman there, and I'm a man who cares, and this might be all for you."

I was scared and fearing for my life,
I was shakin' like a leaf on a tree,
'Cause he was lean, mean, big and bad,
Lord, pointin' that GUN at me.

I said,
"Wait a minute, mister, I didn't even kiss her. Don't want no trouble with you. And I know you don't owe me, but I wish you'd let me, ask one favor from you."

Won't you give me three steps?
Gimme three steps mister?
Gimme three steps towards the door?

Gimme three steps,
Gimme three steps mister?
And you'll never see me no more.

Well, the crowd cleared away, and I began to pray,
As the water fell on the floor.
And I'm telling you son, well, it ain't no fun,
Staring straight down a .44

Well, he turned and screamed at Linda Lu,
And that's the break I was looking for,
And you could hear me screaming a mile away,
As I was headed out towards the door.

Won't you give me three steps?
Gimme three steps mister?
Gimme three steps towards the door?

Gimme three steps,
Gimme three steps mister?
And you'll never see me no more.

swampgator
January 9, 2003, 07:03 PM
God Is A Bullet


There's a green plaid jacket on the back of the chair
It's like a moment frozen forever there

Mom and dad had a lot of big plans for their little man;
"...So proud.";
Mama's gone crazy 'cause her baby's shot down
By some teenage car chase war out of bounds
It was the wrong place wrong time wrong end of a gun.

Shoot straight from the hip
Gone forever in a trigger slip
You know, it could have been
It could have been your brother.
Shoot straight shoot to kill
Blame each other, blame yourselves
God is a bullet have mercy on us everyone

They're gonna call me sir they'll all stop picking on me
Well I'm a high school grad I'm over 5 foot 3
I'll get a badge and a gun and I'll join the P.D.
They'll see
He didn't have to use the gun they put in his hand
But when the guy came at him, well he panicked and ran
And it's thirty long years before they give him another chance
And it's sad sad sad

John Lennon, Doctor King, Harvey Milk
all for goddamn nothing
God is a bullet have mercy on us everyone

MessedUpMike
January 9, 2003, 09:06 PM
there have been some good choices here, so some of mine will be repeats. But first let me start a flame war by stating that I'm an old school headbanger so anything Meatllica did Beginning with the "black" album and following was a corporate backed mass media music and not worth considering. Thaat being said "wiskey in a jar" would have been a good song if it had been on their first album. Whew I feel better now.

Metallica "Search and Destroy"
" Disposable Heros"
"left to die with only friend alone I clench my gun"
Warren Zevon "Send lawyers guns and money"
"Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner"
the .44 on the plate was on the back of the "Excitable Boy" album
Twisted Sister "Shoot "em Down"
Iron Maiden "Die With Your Boots On"
Not just a good gun song, but a good RKBA overall song
" Two Minutes to Mdnight"
Wll make sense if you ever see the video
Johnny Horton "The Battle of New Orleans"

Backwoods
January 9, 2003, 10:31 PM
How about something old?

"Sweet Lips: The Battle of King's Mountain"
Sung by Grandpa Jones
It was back in '81 that a man named Washington
Was fighting hard for freedom in this land,
But his men were poor and ragged,
And against the British gun,
Well, he didn't even dare to make a stand.

Old Ferguson was marching toward the Carolina hills,
Making brags he'd hang a man to every tree,
But the news that he was coming
Raised a call to the mountain tops,
And they heard about it over in Tennessee.

At the shoal of old Watauga, where the sycamores grow tall,
They rallied around ol' Nolichucky Jack,
And they said, "We'll drive the Redcoats
Back across the briny deep.
Yes, we'll lick 'em, or we're never coming back!"

There was Chucky Jack and Campbell, Colonel Shelby in their band,
Mountaineers who loved their liberty,
And a lovesick boy named Gillam
With a brand new rifle gun,
Named for his girl in Tennessee.

Sweet Lips was a rifle named for a girl in Tennessee.
When Sweet Lips spoke,
The chains that bounded broke.
She struck a mighty blow for liberty.

When they rode across the mountains onto Carolina soil,
The Tarheels with their muskets gathered 'round
To go and head off Ferguson
Before he got to them
To hang 'em all and burn their houses down.

When Ferguson heard the mountain men were camping on his trail,
He first began to laugh and then to scoff,
Said, "We'll go up on King's Mountain,
And then let the rebels come,
For the powers of Hell will never drive me off."

But Campbell and Ben Cleveland, Colonel Shelby, and their men,
And John Sevier ~ ol' Nolichucky Jack ~
Well, they loaded up their rifles,
And they climbed the mountainside,
Said, "We'll lick 'em, or we're never coming back!"

Oh, he blew his silver whistle, and he shouted and he cursed,
"Use your bayonets to drive the rebels back!"
But the Redcoats never made it,
For before they reached the line,
The mountain rifles jumped them in their tracks.

Sweet Lips was a rifle named for a girl in Tennessee.
When Sweet Lips spoke,
The chains that bounded broke.
She struck a mighty blow for liberty.

Ol' Ferguson was dashing up and down the battlefield,
And it seemed that he must lead a life of charm,
For the mountaineers were aiming
At his gaudy checkered coat,
But their bullets passed him by and did no harm.

Then up stepped young John Gillam with his brand new rifle gun,
Named for his girl back home. He said,
"Well, I wonder what Sweet Lips can do?"
And when he took his aim,
Sweet Lips spoke, and Ferguson fell dead.

Cornwallis heard that Ferguson and all his men were lost,
And he said, "This place is just too hot for me."
So he soon went off to Yorktown,
Where he laid his weapons down,
And ever since this country has been free.

Sweet Lips was a rifle named for a girl in Tennessee.
When Sweet Lips spoke,
The chains that bounded broke.
She's gone and did her part for liberty.


Don in Ohio

Mike Irwin
January 9, 2003, 10:41 PM
El Paso by Marty Robbins (1 b or 2?)

Boom Boom, which I THINK was by Nuevo Boogaloo.

spacemanspiff
January 9, 2003, 11:55 PM
mudvayne......dig:

Let me help you tie the rope around your neck,
Let me help to talk you the wrong way off the ledge,
Let me help you hold the glock up to your head,
Let me help to chain the weights onto your legs
Get on the plank duck

Dig bury me underneath
Everything that I am rearranging
Dig bury me underneath
Everything that I was slowly changing

spacemanspiff
January 9, 2003, 11:57 PM
tool....aenema

.... L Ron Hubbard and
.... all his clones.
.... all those gun-toting
Hip gangster wannabes.
Learn to swim.

.... retro anything.
.... your tattoos.
.... all you junkies and
.... your short memory.
Learn to swim.

.... smiley glad-hands
With hidden agendas.
.... these dysfunctional,
Insecure actresses.
Learn to swim.

Big_R
January 10, 2003, 12:22 AM
Two that come to mind are:

Whiskey in the Jar (Thin Lizzy, later Metallica)
- I first produced my pistol, then produced my rapier
- I said "Stand and Deliver, or the devil, he may take ya."

Twilight Zone (Golden Earring)
- Sittin here waitin'
- The gun's still warm


Ryan

BamBam-31
January 10, 2003, 02:21 AM
Don't think anyone mentioned this one yet, and it's a goodie:

Dunno the name of the band offhand, but it's the theme song from the SOPRANOS!! :D

"Woke up this morning, got yourself a gun." :evil:

DadOfThree
January 10, 2003, 02:44 AM
A lot of good ones mentioned but "Gunfighter Ballads" by Marty Robbins has to get my vote as best gun song album (great big vinyl discs for those of you under 30 :D ) ever.

Camshaft
January 10, 2003, 03:06 AM
my favorite is- slayer "point" .......empty all the magazines, lethal spray from M16s........"

also im in a metal band and we have a song called "hollow point heart bypass" and the chorus goes "when the glock pops, your heartbeat stops"

Carlos Cabeza
January 10, 2003, 12:44 PM
If anyone is into the old west gunfighter days the Eagles first LP entitled "Desperado" is a real gem.

12.7x99mm
January 10, 2003, 03:31 PM
Jonny Cash - Cocain Blues

thisaway
January 10, 2003, 05:02 PM
The Ballad of Irving by Frank Gallop

"Big Irving...
Big Short Irving...
Big Short, Fat Irving...
The Hundred and forty-second fastest gun...
In the West."

"...A hundred and forty-one could draw faster than he,
but Irving was looking for one-forty-three"

:D

MessedUpMike
January 10, 2003, 05:21 PM
Big Dumb Irving ROTFLMAO, I fogot about that one:D

Also forgot moby's cover of "That's When I Reach For My Revolver"

muddyboots
January 29, 2003, 05:42 PM
Marty Robbins' gunfighter ballads were the best gun songs. El Paso was his most famous but Big Iron is only a tie for best. Here are the lyrics to Mr. Shorty.

Nobody knew where he came from,
They only knew he came in,
Slowly he walked to the end of the bar,
And he ordered up one slug of gin.
Well, I could see that he wasn’t a large man,
I could tell that he wasn’t too tall,
I judged him to be about five foot three,
And his voice was a soft Texas drawl.

Said he was needin’ some wages,
‘Fore he could ride for the West,
Said he could do most all kind of work,
Said he could ride with the best.
There in his blue eyes was sadness,
That comes from the need of a friend,
And though he tried he still couldn’t hide,
The loneliness there deep within.

Said he would work through the winter,
For thirty a month and his board.
I started to say where he might land a job,
When a fella came in through the door,
And I could tell he was lookin’ for trouble,
By the way that he came stompin’ in,
He told me to leave Shorty there by himself,
Come down and wait on a man.

The eyes of the little man narrowed,
The smile disappeared from his face,
Gone was the friendliness that I had seen,
And a wild look of hate took its place.
But the big one continued to mock him,
And he told me that I’d better go,
Find him a couple of glasses of milk,
Then maybe Shorty would grow.

When the little man spoke there was stillness,
He made sure that everyone heard,
Slowly he stepped away from the bar,
And I still remember these words,
Oh, it’s plain that you’re lookin’ for trouble,
Trouble’s what I try to shun,
If that’s what you want, then that’s what you’ll get,
‘Cause cowboy we’re both packin’ guns.

His hand was already positioned,
His feet wide apart on the floor,
I hadn’t noticed but there on his hip,
Was a short-barreled, bad forty-four,
It was plain he was ready and waitin’,
He leaned a bit forward and said,
When you call me “Shorty” say Mister, my friend,
Maybe you’d rather be dead.

In the room was a terrible silence,
As the big one stepped out on the floor,
All drinkin’ stopped and the tick of the clock,
Said death would wait ten seconds more,
He cursed once or twice in a whisper,
And he said with a snarl on his lips,
Nobody’s mister to me little man,
And he grabbed for the gun on his hip.

But the little man’s hand was like lightnin’,
The bad forty-four was the same,
The forty-four spoke and it sent lead and smoke,
And seventeen inches of flame,
Oh, the big one had never cleared leather,
Beaten before he could start,
A little round hole had appeared on his shirt,
The bullet went clear through his heart.

The little man stood there a moment,
Then holstered the bad forty-four,
It’s always this way, so I never stay,
Slowly he walked out the door,
Nobody knew where he came from,
They won’t forget he came by,
They won’t forget how a forty-four gun,
One night made the difference in size.

As for me I’ll remember the sadness,
Shown in the eyes of the man,
If we meet someday you can bet I will say,
That it’s me, Mr. Shorty, your friend.

SoDFW Jason
January 29, 2003, 06:22 PM
Mandatory Suicide- Slayer

Ambushed by the spray of lead
Count the bullet holes in your head.
Offspring sent out to cry,
Living mandatory suicide.

War Ensemble - Slayer

Sport the war, war support
The sport is war, total war
When victory's a massacre
The final swing is not a drill
It's how many people I can kill

Expendable Youth - Slayer

Gun down cold on a raw deal
Home turf my battlefield
In no one's way caught in a crossfire
Stray bullets can kill

Charlie Robison has a couple too. "Poor Man's Son" and "Loving County"

ReadyontheRight
January 29, 2003, 06:53 PM
Whiskey in the Jar (Thin Lizzy, later Metallica)

Uhhh -

Whiskey in the Jar - FIRST a bunch of drunk Irish bands, then Thin Lizzy, later an AWFUL version by Metallica, then a bunch of drunk Irish bands continue the tradition.

:evil:

(donning the flame retardant suit and ducking).

Edited to point out that I am sometimes drunk myself... and always Irish, flamesuit donned for Metallica fans.

cratz2
January 29, 2003, 06:58 PM
Finland Red, Egypt White by The Sisterhood

I seriously doubted anyone else would list this song... :D

Willing to bet we're the only two that have ever heard it. ;)

whiskey
January 29, 2003, 07:04 PM
Steve Earl's (also Robert Earl Keen's)
"Tom Ames Prayer" ....see my sig line.

Guy Clark did several as did Steve Earl and Robert Earl Keen.

BOBE
January 29, 2003, 07:39 PM
A favorite back in WW11 seems approiate now. "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition"

agentsunday
January 29, 2003, 10:17 PM
Pearl Jam ----
Glorified G

boogalou
January 29, 2003, 10:37 PM
Quote - "Steve Earl's (also Robert Earl Keen's)
"Tom Ames Prayer" ....see my sig line.

Guy Clark did several as did Steve Earl and Robert Earl Keen"

I was wondering when someone would mention that great song! How about Joe Ely's - "Whenever Kindness Fails"

"So I shot em down, one by one,
I left them along the rail...
I only use my guns whenever kindness fails"

Crimper-D
January 29, 2003, 10:47 PM
"Lay that Pistol Down Babe" = The Andrews Sisters (?)
"I didn't know the Gun was Loaded"

"The Rifleman's Song at Bennington" = Old ballad recorded by Burl Ives before he turned to acting.
"For now ye hear the singing of the Bugle wild and free - and soon will hear the ringing of the rifle from the tree.":)

Beav
January 29, 2003, 10:51 PM
Jerk-off by Tool

Malone LaVeigh
January 30, 2003, 01:06 AM
Excuse me...

Let's not forget Eric Clapton's "I shot the Sheriff"Bob Marley

Jonny Cash - Cocain Blues"Written" by Bob Dylan. In quotes because it was a rip-off of an old traditional Appalatian tune "Little Sadie," (often attributed to Clarence Ashley).

Went out last night to take a little round,
I met my Little Sadie and I blowed her down.
I run right home and I went to bed,
A forty-four smokeless under my head.

I begin to think what a deed I done,
I grabbed my hat and away'd I'd run.
I made a good run, just a little to slow,
They overtook me in Jericho.

Standing on the corner a-ringing a bell
And up stepped the sheriff from Thomasville,
Says, "Young man, is your name Brown?
Remember the night you blowed Sadie down."

"Oh, yes, Sir, my name is Lee,
I murdered little Sadie in the first degree,
First degree and second degree,
Got any papers, will you read 'em to me?"

Took me downtown and dressed me in black,
They put me on a train and they sent me back,
Had no one for to go my bail,
Crammed me back in the county jail.

Judge and the jury took their stand,
Judge had his papers in his right hand.
Forty-one days, forty-one nights,
Forty-one years to wear the ball and the stripes.

... though I' d have to say Tony Rice's version was best.

I'd also have to vote for "Henry Walker" by Del McCoury and "Sonora's Death Row" by Robert Earl Keen.

Carbon_15
January 30, 2003, 03:20 PM
What about "The Road Goes On Forever" by THe Highwaymen and/or Robert Earl Keen

Sherry was a waitress at the only joint in town.
She had a reputation as a girl who'd been around.
Down Main Street after midnight, a brand new pack of cigs,
A fresh one hanging from her lips, a beer between her legs.
She'd ride down to the river, and meet with all her friends:
The road goes on forever and the party never ends.

Sonny was a loner, bolder than the rest.
He was goin' in the Navy, but he couldn't pass the test.
So he hung around town, he sold a little pot.
The law got wind of Sonny and one day he got caught,
But he was back in business when they set him free again:
The road goes on forever and the party never ends.

Sonny's playin' eight-ball at the joint where Sherry works,
Some drunken out-of-towner put his hand up Sherry's skirt.
Sonny took his pool cue, laid the drunk out on the floor,
Stuffed a dollar in her tip jar, walked out of the door.
She's running right behind him, reaching for his hand:
The road goes on forever and the party never ends.

They jumped into his pickup, Sonny jammed her down in gear.
Sonny looked at Sherry, said: "Let's get on out of here."
The stars were high above them, the moon was in the east.
The sun was setting on them when they reached Miami Beach.
They got a motel by the water, and a quart of Bombay Gin:
The road goes on forever and the party never ends.

They soon ran out of money, but Sonny knew a man,
Who knew some Cuban refugees who dealt in contraband.
Sonny met the Cubans in a house just off the route,
With a briefcase full of money and a pistol in his boot.
Cards were on the table when the law came bustin' in:
The road goes on forever and the party never ends.

The Cubans grabbed the goodies; Sonny grabbed a jack,
He broke the bathroom window and climbed on out the back.
Sherry drove the pickup through the alley on the side,
Where the lawman tackled Sonny and was reading him his rights.
She stepped out in the alley with a single shot four-ten:
The road goes on forever and the party never ends.

They left the lawman dying and they made their getaway,
Got back to the motel just before the break of day.
Sonny gave her all the money, an' he blew a little kiss.
"If they ask you how this happened, say I forced you into this."
She watched him as his tail lights disappeared around the bend:
The road goes on forever and the party never ends.

There's a main street after midnight, just like it was before,
Twenty-one months later, at the local grocery store.
Sherry buys a paper and a cold six-pack of beer.
The headlines read that Sonny is going to the chair.
She pulls back onto main street in her new Mercedes Benz:
The road goes on forever and the party never ends.

jpwright
January 30, 2003, 03:55 PM
Probably the best are those already mentioned, Big Iron and Don't Take Your Guns to Town, but there are a couple that refer to guns that haven't been menioned -

Seven Spanish Angels, by Ray Charles and Willie Nelson ("She reached down and picked the gun up that lay smoking in his hand...")

The theme song from the old TV show, Colt .45("A lightning bolt when he drew that Colt ...")

I believe it was Jeff Cooper's daughter that originated the little poem, not really a song, that says "There aren't many problems that a man can't fix with $700 and a .30-06." I like that couplet. :)

wingnutx
January 30, 2003, 04:52 PM
"I Like Guns" by D.I.

standingbear
January 30, 2003, 05:33 PM
got a classic...how bout the remix that was made of "the end" by the doors for the movie apocolypse now.starts off with sounds of a huey gunship off in the distance then suddenly its right on top of you.try it with surround sound.can be found on "greatest hits"

beckrodgers
January 30, 2003, 07:16 PM
VERSE 1
I'm sure you've heard my story
From th Kenny Waggoner song
How down in Mississippi
I took to roving wrong

VERSE 2
It was down in Mississippi
Where I murdered my first man
Where th sheriff there, at Leashville
For justice took his stand

VERSE 3
Then, I went from Mississippi
To th State of Tennessee
Two men went down before me
An' they took my liberty

VERSE 4
I wandered to th country
I never could find rest
Till I went to Texarkana
Away out in th west

VERSE 5
O, then I started drinking
An' again I pulled my gun
An' in a single moment
Th deadly work was done

VERSE 6
Th sheriff was a woman
But she got th drop on me
I quit th game an' surrendered
Gave up my liberty

VERSE 7
I'm now in Mississippi
An' I soon shall know my fate
I'm waiting for my trial
But I do not dread my fate

VERSE 8
For still th sun is shinning
An' th sky is blue an' fair
But my heart is not prepining
For I do not fear th chair

VERSE 9
I've had my early pleasure
I've face a many a man
But away down in Texarkana
A woman cooled my hand

VERSE 10
Young men, young men, take warning
O, take my last advice
If you start th game in life wrong
You may surely pay th price

OTHER COLLECTIONS
Brown: II-245 Kenny Wagner' Surrender

Any information you have or can find concerning Kenny Wagner, magazine articles, books, etc. would be appreciated. I know he was a prisoner at Parchman Prison.

rick458
January 30, 2003, 07:37 PM
SUCK MY GLOCK by Ted Nugent he performed it live in Houston 2002

Malone LaVeigh
January 30, 2003, 07:47 PM
Normally, I don't have much use for that phallic symbol stuff, but in Nugent's case, I'll have to reconsider...

six 4 sure
January 30, 2003, 10:44 PM
I'd have to say my favorite is "My Rifle, My Pony, and Me" sung by Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson in Rio Bravo. Somewhere I have the lyrics, if I can find them I'll post them.

six

D.W. Drang
January 31, 2003, 02:37 AM
I canNOT believe that no one has mentioned Leslie Fish's Black Powder and Alcohol ("When the states and the cities fall/When your back's up against the wall...") or No High Ground ("Up to the dusty attic/Out comes the trusty gun/The law books and the lawyers only go so far...") or Here We Go A-Ramboing which I doubt I need to quote...
Actually, I think Fish would allow us to post the lyrics in entirity, :cool: if I only had them to hand... Nanaimo Barr? Hunter Rose? Riddle of Steel? Anyone, anyone, Buehler, Buehler...?

Deadman
January 31, 2003, 05:12 AM
Nine Inch Nails - big man with a gun.

' i am a big man
(yes i am)
and i've got a big gun
got me a big old....'

Triad
January 31, 2003, 05:50 AM
Cowboys From Hell

Under the lights where we stand tall
Nobody touches us at all
Showdown, shootout, spread fear within, without
We're gonna take what's ours to have
Spread the word throughout the land
They say the bad guys wear black
We're tagged and can't turn back
You see us comin'
And you all together run for cover
We're takin over this town
Here we come reach for your gun
And you better listen my friend, you see
It's been slow down below,
Aimed at you we're the cowboys from hell
Deed is done again, we've won
Ain't talking no tall tales friend
'Cause high noon, your doom
Comin' for you we're the cowboys from hell
Pillage the village, trash the scene
But better not take it out on me
'Cause a ghost town is found
Where your city used to be
So out of the darkness and into the light
Sparks fly everywhere in sight
From my double barrel, 12 gauge,
Can't lock me in your cage
You see us comin'
And you all together run for cover
We're takin over this town
Here we come reach for your gun
And you better listen my friend, you see
It's been slow down below,
Aimed at you we're the cowboys from hell
Deed is done again, we've won
Ain't talking no tall tales friend
'Cause high noon, your doom
Comin' for you we're the cowboys from hell

Pantera

I think the name of the band that does the Soprano's theme song is A3 or something like that.

jpwright
January 31, 2003, 09:20 AM
Today's trivia question: Who had "... a .45 just to keep me alive, and seven bullets on my side"?

ahenry
January 31, 2003, 09:29 AM
Bubba shot the jukebox by Mark Chesnutt.

Reckles discharge of a gun
That’s what the officers are claimin’
Bubba hollered, enraged as hell
“I hit just where I was aimin”.

:D

MonkeyMan
January 31, 2003, 09:45 AM
I'm amazed that no one has listed:

"Out of the doorway the bullets rip ..."

Queen, Another one Bites the Dust.

And what about :
"The Ballad of Irving, the hundred and second Fastest Gun in the West".

Sorry but I can't remember who did it, I just remember it from Dr. Demento.

tobeat1
January 31, 2003, 12:19 PM
Shotgun in My Soul- by Cowboy Mouth:neener:

Hemicuda
January 31, 2003, 12:34 PM
Queen - Bohemian Rasphody and Another One Bites the Dust

Johnny Horton - North to Alaska, When it's Springtime in Alaska (It's 40 below), Battle of New Orleans, Sink the Bismarck, Johnny Reb. (and many others)

C.W. McCall had more than one - titles are slipping my mind!

Hank Williams Jr. (Kid Rock too) - A Country Boy Can Survive

Skid Row - 18 & Life

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road

Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby - yep, even these morons were in on it - "I got Shay with the Gauge, and Vanilla W/ the 9"

Clapton - I shot the Sheriff...

MANY MANY others!

JeanC
January 31, 2003, 02:40 PM
"I canNOT believe that no one has mentioned Leslie Fish's Black Powder and Alcohol ("When the states and the cities fall/When your back's up against the wall...") or No High Ground ("Up to the dusty attic/Out comes the trusty gun/The law books and the lawyers only go so far...") or Here We Go A-Ramboing which I doubt I need to quote...
Actually, I think Fish would allow us to post the lyrics in entirity, if I only had them to hand... Nanaimo Barr? Hunter Rose? Riddle of Steel? Anyone, anyone, Buehler, Buehler...?"

Not sure about lyrics, have to check the filk group to see if the Fish has a blanket aprroval for posting them. In the meantime I found a site where she's allowed MP3s to be posted for a lot of her songs:

http://leslie-fish.clan-majere.org/updates.html

rick458
January 31, 2003, 06:22 PM
I dont think Queen's Bohemian Rasphody qualifies
I really don't think it is a firearm Freddy is singing about when he sang "Put My gun against his head, pulled My trigger now he's dead."
But I might be wrong (it has happened before)

RikWriter
January 31, 2003, 06:36 PM
Anyone mentioned Bruce Cockburne's "If I Had a Rocket Launcher" yet?

D.W. Drang
February 1, 2003, 01:49 AM
JeanCNot sure about lyrics, have to check the filk group to see if the Fish has a blanket aprroval for posting them. Hi there! I thought Nanaimo did all the posting here! :D
I read "somewhere" that Fish had in fact given a blanket approval, but I'm holding off myself until I can be sure... I have lyrics for "Black Powder & Alcohol", and may have to dig out that old laptop (it's an 8088!:what: ) to see what, if any lyrics I have saved there...
Hey, Random Factors is releasing some of her older stuff on CD! http://www.random-factors.com/fish.htm
IN the meantime, folks, check out Joe Bethancourt as well--he and Leslie Fish are prodiucing an album of Pro-2A songs. The web site thanks "Dillon Precision for everything!"
http://www.locksley.com/

Hand_Rifle_Guy
February 1, 2003, 03:43 AM
Country Joe Macdonald has a string of interesting music, above and beyond his protest stuff. He's got a whole werbsite, it turns out, with ALL KINDS of interesting "stuff' on it, including some gun-related. Check it out. (http://www.countryjoe.com)

One favorite is his soundtrack to the western-themed rock opera, "Zachariah". With Realplayer, link to We're the Crackers (http://www.countryjoe.com/crackers.ram), courtesy of Country Joe's Jukebox. (http://www.countryjoe.com/jukebox.htm)

"You're not gonna shoot the piano player, are ya?" ;)

And I think the Soprano's theme is done by an obscure new group called the Alabama3, or A3, which has some very interesting music out, an album called "Exile on Coldharbour Lane", amongst others...

duckhunter
February 1, 2003, 10:53 AM
TED NUGENT TED NUGENT TED NUGGENT TED NUGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:banghead: :fire:

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