Gunslinger

Story Behind The Song

Justice in the Wild West

Song Description

Payback is a Gunslinger's enemy

Song Length 3:05 Genre Country - Rock
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Tense, Cruel Subject Judgement, Violence
Similar Artists Luke Combs, Jason Aldean, Eric Church Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics


Gunslinger
By Steve Burdette & Randy Bishop (ASCAP)
©2020, Rokit Music



Jesse was a gamblin' man
Hung out at Hank's saloon
When he walked in through those swingin' doors
A hush fell over the room
He wore his six-gun by his side
And everybody feared his wrath
When he'd gun somebody down
You could hear ol' Jesse laugh

CHORUS:
But I say hey, Gunslinger
Oh Gunslinger, what will you do
When you finally meet somebody
Yeah, somebody... faster than you

V2
It was a Sunday in that dusty town
When a cowboy came to play
Laid his chips down at the empty seat
Didn't have a lot to say
But Jessie didn't call his bluff
Drew his .45 instead
Then he called that man a cheatin' scum
And shot him in the head

CHORUS II:
And I say hey, Gunslinger
Oh Gunslinger, what will you do
When you finally meet somebody
Yeah, somebody... faster than you

BRIDGE:
God looked down on that lawless town
and said "I've got the cure"
I'll send down my Dark Angel
End ol' Jessie's reign for sure
Yes, for sure...oh yeah


V3
A Preacher came into the bar
And said you shot my son
Jesse stood before the man in black
His hand slid toward his gun
The preacher held his Bible up
Turned to Proverbs 24
Took out his hidden Derringer
Left Jesse dyin' on the floor

LAST CHORUS:
And I said hey, Gunslinger
Yeah, Gunslinger, what will you do
When you finally meet somebody
Oh somebody... faster than you

Yes, you finally met somebody
Whoa somebody...oh yeah, faster than you


Lyrics Randy Bishop & Steve Burdette Music Randy Bishop & Steve Burdette
Producer Randy Bishop & Steve Burdette Publisher ©2020, Rokit Music, ASCAP
Performance Randy Bishop & Steve Burdette
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