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Favorite song lyrics mentioning a firearm.

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  1. 7mmsavage

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    Johnny Cash, I hung my head

    “ I borrowed Jeb’s rifle, and sat on a hill”
     
  2. C0untZer0

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    I thought of this song too. The next verse is:

    As the crowd gathers round an angry young man
    face down in the street with a gun in his hand
    in the ghetto
     
  3. Rex in OTZ

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    Jolly Rogers - The Devil's Reach Lyrics

    She had forty seven cannon
    On deck they had 14 guns

    Well the five ships they were ready
    Just waiting for first light
    With a single shot knew they’d been caught
    And the Reach began the fight
    It was a moonless night in august
    And darkness filled that bay
    But the cannon fire from those tall ships
    Turned that dark night into day


    https://www.sarkisozum.gen.tr/en/jolly-rogers/the-devils-reach-lyrics
     
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    You had me at Meah

    Just so you could shoot your little gun.

     
  6. Rex in OTZ

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    The Railbenders
    Gunfight lyrics

    To keep post short and sweer Im posting only parts the lyrics that mention firearms.

    'Hear the pounding six gun sound'
     
  7. magyars4

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    California kid by the best farmers...great song. And it mentionsmy favorite cartridge..45 Colt!
     
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  8. Bwana John

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    " Goth-a-billy, or Hill-billy noir"



    Bruce and Ed and I walked into Old Pappy's Foodmart Bruce and Ed were brothers and they were not very smart But I needed some men fast to help me with this one big score Then I'd never have to rob another grocery store Fill the bag with money, I said to the cashier Fill the bag with money, honey and we'll get out of here But somebody tripped the alarm and then all hell broke loose The bag boy, he pulled out a gun and then blew a hole through Bruce, Ed caught the bag boy in the chest with both barrels from his twelve The bag boy flew back twenty-feet into the produce shelf That was for my brother, Ed shouted through his tears Now we faced the electric chair instead of fifteen years

    Ed looked-up through the window to see what's going on A bullet pierced his forehead and the back of Ed's head was gone
     
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  9. MTNSTRYDER

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    A Thank You to everybody on this thread.
    I was feeling old and cold after shoveling and snowblower hell from Vermont’s latest storm.When I came in coffee and a break I found this collection of greatness.Now I can go back to work on the storm with a smile and a song.It’s a good day and tomorrow is the gun show!
     
  10. toivo

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    Yeah! Never heard their version until I read this post. Here's the one I know, by the songwriter:

     
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  11. tommy.duncan

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    How about "Gimme Three Steps" by Skynyrd
     
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    War of 1812
     
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  13. NorthBorder

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    Po Lazarus from "Oh Brother Where Art Thou":

    And then the high sheriff, he shot Lazarus
    Well, he shot him mighty big number
    Well the high sheriff, shot Lazarus
    Well he shot him with a mighty big number
    With a forty five
    Lawd, Lawd
    With a forty five

    I didn't read 12 pages to see if this song was mentioned so I recon I'd just throw it into the mix.
     
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  14. Rex in OTZ

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    Rhett Akins
    Grandpas Gun

    [Verse 1]
    It sits above the mantel, on a couple rusty nails
    It ain't worth a lot of money, and it damn sure ain't for sale
    The good Lord only knows all the stories it could tell
    My granddaddy's gun

    [Verse 2]
    Well he bought it new out of the Sears-Roebuck catalog
    And it shot a many shells over the back of an old bird dog
    It backed a burglar down when grandma took the safety off
    Granddaddy's gun

    [Chorus]
    It's just an old double barrel twelve
    The stock is cracked and it kicks like hell
    It wouldn't mean what mean's to me, to no one
    I can still hear his voice when I put it to my shoulder
    A guns like a woman son, it's all how you hold her
    Taught me a whole lot more than how to hunt

    [Post-Chorus]
    And one of these days I'll pass it on to my grandson
    My granddaddy's gun

    [Verse 2]
    He handed it to me on the day I turned thirteen
    With a half shot box of shells and a kit to keep it clean
    I keep a picture in the case of that sweet old man and me
    Granddaddy's gun

    [Chorus]
    It's just an old double barrel twelve
    The stock is cracked and it kicks like hell
    It wouldn't mean what mean's to me, to no one
    I can still hear his voice when I put it to my shoulder
    A guns like a woman son, it's all how you hold her
    Taught me a whole lot more than how to hunt

    [Post-Chorus]
    One of these days I'll pass it on to my grandson
    My granddaddy's gun

    [Bridge]
    There's a long beard hangin' on my livin' room wall
    That I got with a box call
    And, grandaddy's gun
    And there's a shot up sign out there on 49
    That me and Billy Joe shot up one night
    With, granddaddy's gun

    [Outro]
    Well it sits above the mantel, on a couple rusty nails
    It ain't worth a lot of money, and it damn sure ain't for sale

     
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  15. Rex in OTZ

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    What Was I Thinkin'

    Song by Dierks Bentley

    Becky was a beauty from south Alabama
    Her Daddy had a heart like a nine-pound hammer
    Think he even did a little time in the slammer
    What was I thinkin'
    She snuck out one night
    And met me by the front gate
    Her Daddy came out wavin' that twelve gauge
    We tore out the drive he peppered my tailgate
    What was I thinkin'
    Oh, I knew there'd be hell to pay
    But that crossed my mind a little too late
    'Cause I was


     
  16. Rex in OTZ

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    Kinky Boots

    This song is by The Irish Brigade.


    I drove my Sarcen through your garden last night
    I kicked your front door down around at midnight
    Something's telling me, boy, that your avoiding me
    And when I find you, you will run for your tea

    I've got a brand new shiny helmet, and a pair of kinky boots
    I've got a lovely new flak jacket, a lovely khaki suit
    When we go on night patrol, we hold each other's hand
    For we are the British Army, and we're here to take your land

    My good friend Bertie, he's in the UDR
    Searching for weapons he will go near and far
    Up around by Cappagh, you'd never find him there
    The only gun he'll get there is an Armalite in his ear!

    I've got a brand new shiny helmet, and a pair of kinky boots
    I've got a lovely new flak jacket, a lovely khaki suit
    When we go on night patrol, we hold each other's hand
    For we are the British Army, and we're here to take your land

    My good friend Trevor, he's in the RUC
    But now they've handed him his redundancy
    Folks along the border won't be seeing him any more
    That Provo sniper will be missing him for sure!

    I've got a brand new shiny helmet, and a pair of kinky boots
    I've got a lovely new flak jacket, a lovely khaki suit
    When we go on night patrol, we hold each other's hand
    For we are the British Army, and we're here to take your land

    My good friend Nigel, he's in the SAS
    He says a change is just as good as arrest
    Now they've gone and posted him way down to Crossmaglen
    He wishes to blazes, he was back in jail again!

    I've got a brand new shiny helmet, and a pair of kinky boots
    I've got a lovely new flak jacket, a lovely khaki suit
    When we go on night patrol, we hold each other's hand
    For we are the British Army, and we're here to take your land

    My good friend Sammy, he's in the DUP
    An upstanding member, as all the world can see
    I said, "Go up to Donegal, if you want to have some fun"
    He said, "I'll take a run there, if I have nothing on"

    I've got a brand new shiny helmet, and a pair of kinky boots
    I've got a lovely new flak jacket, a lovely khaki suit
    When we go on night patrol, we hold each other's hand
    For we are the British Army, and we're here to take your land

    My good friend Johnny, he's left the UDA
    He said it'll fair the LDF anyday
    Calling all his friends,"Get ready for a fight"
    He's made an appointment to meet Billy Wright

    I've got a brand new shiny helmet, and a pair of kinky boots
    I've got a lovely new flak jacket, a lovely khaki suit
    When we go on night patrol, we hold each other's hand
    For we are the British Army, and we're here to take your land



     
  17. Stevie-Ray

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    Here's another good one.

     
  18. Bwana John

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    While Britannia’s Huns, with their long range guns sailed in through the foggy dew

    Well Charlie's nan's a provo with a beret and a gun
    I haven't seen him lately, he's always on the run
    He looks so really trendy with his shades and DM boots
    Far cooler than those other dads in ties and shirts and suits


    Well I have been a Provo now for fifteen years or more
    Of armalites and mortar bombs I thought I knew the score
    Now we have a weapon we've never used before
    The Brits are looking worried, and they're going to worry more
    Tiocfaidh ár lá, sing up the 'RA (Ooh, ah, up the 'RA! Ooh ah up the 'RA!)
    SAM missiles in the sky...
     
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  19. Rex in OTZ

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    Lonely Yooper
    Song by Da Yoopers

    I looked down into her bloodshot eyes
    She said save a beer for me"
    I said, "i'll have to drink it later cause now i gotta pee
    She reached down and grabbed my gonads
    And she squeezed em in her hand
    She said you ain't going nowhere
    Cause now i need a man
    But i gotta go real bad
    And i just can't take a chance
    I gotta beat it for the outhouse before i *** my pants
    Then we both heard something coming
    And it sounded like a tank
    She said, holy sit it's toivo!
    And she game em one last yank

    I was just a lonely yooper she grabbed me by the rump
    She said her husband toivo he laid there like a stump
    She said, you don't have to worry we'll be safe out here"
    "Toivo never comes to camp unless he's hunting deer

    Then i saw ole" toivo,
    He was loading up his gun
    I ran out for…

     
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  20. I6turbo

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    My favorite in a powerful, heart-wrenching song:
    Down the River
    by Chris Knight



    I was eighteen
    My brother was twenty-one
    One Saturday evening
    When all the work was done
    We went down to the river,
    Had some trot lines to run

    My brother Walter
    Had a fight the week before
    Knocked a boy named Wilson
    Through the pool hall door
    They said you don't mess with Wilson
    Unless you want a war

    We put the boat in the water,
    I made the engine run
    Loaded the lantern
    Against the sinking sun
    And my brother Walter
    Was loading his gun
    And we went down the river

    Down past the coal docks
    We were running our lines
    Heard some drunken boaters
    Racing up behind
    It was Wilson and his cousin,
    They had trouble on their minds

    They passed on by us,
    Probably going to tend their pot
    We headed up the river
    With the fish we'd caught
    But before we made the landing,
    I thought I heard a shot
    Back down the river

    My brother Walter fell over the side
    I couldn't find him no matter how I tried
    And looked along the bank
    But I couldn't find where they'd hide

    They drug the river,
    They searched it up and down
    Couldn't find his body
    So they decided that he'd drowned
    But I knew better
    And Wilson bragged around town

    So one night I floated down
    Right above Wilson's shack
    I hid in the woods
    Till I saw him walk out back
    I put a bullet in his head
    And dropped him in his tracks
    And we went down the river

    Down below the trestle
    Where the water runs slow
    I chained him to an anvil
    And then I let him go
    And five years later
    I ain't told a soul

    And I ain't done much fishing,
    I hardly wet a line
    The death of my brother
    Is still heavy on my mind
    I've been thinking Wilson's cousin
    Better find a place to hide
    Cause i'm going down the river
    Yeah i'm going down the river

    Songwriters: Knight Christopher David
     
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  21. I6turbo

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    In a "fun" song:
    Older Woman by Larry Raspberry and the High Steppers (back in the day)

     
  22. toivo

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    Hey, now ...
     
  23. Lycidas Janwor

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    Yes, they are called "lyrics" from the term for lyrical poetry
     
  24. Lycidas Janwor

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    Here's a song about Budd Dwyer... this is a great song IMHO



    He was an innocent man
     
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  25. Lycidas Janwor

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    Great song, love Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix served in the Army before he started his music career
     
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