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Firearms in Song

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Tipro, Apr 4, 2012.

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  1. Tipro

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    All in fun, and inspired by the recent thread about gun movies, I wanted to see what gun songs you all loved, whether the song is all about firearms, or just has a good lyric or two mentioning them.

    In respect of THR's copyright policy, it's probably best just to give the name and artist of the song, and post a link to it on youtube if one's available. Maybe a snatch of lyric if you feel it's appropriate.

    Mine's going to be Robert Johnson's "32-20 Blues." For those attached to the .38 special, please refer to the other recent thread "Ever had your gun ridiculed?" before listening :neener:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0H_5PSNokk

    "I send for my baby, and she don't come
    All the doctor's in Hot Springs sure can't help her none
    If she get's unruly, thinks she don't wan do
    Take my 32-20 now and cut her half in two"
     
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  2. Jon Coppenbarger

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    snipers promise is very good but the best is my little armalite.
     
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    There's a folk song from somewhere in Eastern Europe that features the Nagant 1895 revolver.
     
  4. allaroundhunter

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    The best?

    Hank Williams Jr. "A Country Boy Can Survive"

     
  5. SharpsDressedMan

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    "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" by Warren Zevon. :D
     
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    A friend turned me onto Nick Cave when I was much younger. Admittedly not for everyone (or even most people), but I really like his version of "Crow Jane". It's about a woman who gets raped by some miners, picks up some guns and kills the rapists.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czVjkD35w74

     
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    Kinda ironic that theautobahn pulls out the song talking about roads :neener:
     
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    Big Iron by Marty Robbins
     
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    allaroundhunter... I do what I can to entertain... :D
     
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    "God and Guns" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
     
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    Finland Red, Egypt White by the Sisterhood.
    Basically someone reading an AK 47 manual to a drum machine, but much cooler than it sounds like.
     
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    "Well you aint gotta be born out in the sticks,
    With an F-150 and a thirty-ought six."

    Hillbilly Bone- Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins.
     
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    Big Iron by Marty Robbins
    A very good tune.

    How about the Beatles, "Happiness is a warm gun".
    Or, "Saturday Night Special" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
     
  15. The Lone Haranguer

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    Do they have to present firearms in a positive light? Most don't.

    There is a band named after a cartridge: 38 Special.
     
  16. Tomcat47

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    My first thought was Marty Robbins...."Big Iron" .. Bubba you beat me to it!
    One of my favorites!

    Other thoughts:
    Toby Kieth - Bullets in The Gun
    Steve Forde - Guns & Guitars (have a way of breaking ladies hearts)
    Eric Clapton - I shot the Sheriff
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme Three Steps / Saturday Night Special
    Aerosmith - Janies Got A Gun (a favorite from aerosmith)
    Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
    Steve Miller - Take The Money & Run

    hmmmmmm......:rolleyes:

    Oh oh! Vicki Lawrence/Reba - Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia

    hmmmm.... running out of ideas.......

    Ah! From same era Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods - Billy Dont Be A Hero!

    I still have that one on 45.....:D
     
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    Brand new song by the band Deuce called America. You'll have to google the lyrics, they don't fit the language policies on THR. :)

    Actually the song fits the current political turmoil of the world pretty decently as well as being loosely gun related.
     
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    Miranda Lambert
     
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    Don't forget "Skeet Surfin" from the movie "Top Secret"..........
     
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    I feel like it's cheating, but "Lawyers, Guns and Money" by Warren Zevon
     
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    The Dirty Heads- Lay me down.


    Well this is how it starts Two lovers in the dark
    On the run, from the one That they called Sheriff Spark
    Six guns by their side and Bullets around the waist
    Two shots to the sky signal sign for the chase
    The safe was nearly empty and They were nearly free
    But were seen by the Good eye of the mean Billie Green
    And he screamed at the top of his lungs They're on the run
    It's the two wild siders Grab your holsters and your guns
     
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    Gimme three steps~ Lynyrd Skynyrd
     
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    Jimi Hendrix - Hey, Joe
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7jATIRrnhY


    LORNE GREENE
    "Ringo"


    He lay face down in the desert sand
    Clutching his six-gun in his hand
    Shot from behind, I thought he was dead
    But under his heart was an ounce of lead
    But a spark still burned so I used my knife
    And late that night I saved the life of Ringo

    (Ringo... Ringo . . .)

    I nursed him till the danger passed
    The days went by, he mended fast
    Then from dawn till setting sun
    He practiced with that deadly gun
    And hour on hour I watched in awe
    No human being could match the draw of Ringo

    (Ringo... Ringo... )

    One day we rode the mountain crest
    And I went east and he went west
    I took to law and wore a star
    While he spread terror near and far
    With lead and blood he gained such fame
    All throught the West they feared the name of Ringo

    (Ringo... Ringo... )

    I knew someday I'd face the test
    Which one of us would be the best
    And sure enough the word came down
    That he was holed up in the town
    I left the posse out in the street
    And I went in alone to meet Ringo

    (Ringo... Ringo... )

    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 of Ringo

    (Ringo... Ringo... )

    They say that was the only time
    That anyone had seen him smile
    He slowly lowered his gun and then
    He said to me "We're even, friend"
    And so at last I understood
    That there was still a spark of good in Ringo

    (Ringo... Ringo... )

    I blocked the path of his retreat
    He turned and stepped into the street
    A dozen guns spit fire and lead
    A moment later, he lay dead
    The town began to shout and cheer
    Nowhere was there shed a tear for Ringo

    (Ringo... Ringo... )

    The story spread throughout the land
    That I had beaten Ringo's hand
    And it was just the years, they say
    That made me put my guns away
    But on his grave they can't explain
    The tarnished star above the name of Ringo

    (Ringo... Ringo... )
    (Ringo... Ringo... )
     
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