Ken Lehnig

Ken Lehnig

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Country - Americana | Chula Vista, California, United States
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   Sounds Like: Bob Dylan, Gordon Haskill

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Song Description

The story of a dying gold rush town and the hanging-on folks still left there. Joya,a long time gunfighter, comes to town, waiting for someone to shoot him down. Instead he finds a home, becomes the Sheriff.

Story Behind the Song

The song is from a western musical 'Silvercreek' Written in the early 80s.

Lyrics

Joya
My name is Joya and I'm a miner -man never found my fortune 'cept with a gun in my hand.
I spent ten long years digging in the cold hard ground for fifty dollars from the gold dust I found.

I've got gold I've got a dead mans ring- I've got treasures and a reason to sing
Spent the last ten years digging in the hard cold ground for fifty dollars from the gold dust I found.

I remember a woman up in San Francisco - she was so pretty, she danced in the third show.
She told me she loved me but I don't really care-I liked the smell of her perfume and the color of her hair.

You've got gold- you got a dead mans ring. You've got troubles and a reason to sing.
Spent the last ten years digging in the hard cold ground- for fifty dollars from the gold dust you found.

The first man I killed -I was just seventeen. He looked like money and I wanted his 'Paloosa team.
I was so hungry and down on my luck, he drew first I shot him when I ducked.

You got gold- you got a dead man's ring- you got treasures and a reason to sing
Spent ten long years digging in the cold hard ground- for fifty dollars and the gunman's life you found.
You got gold -you got a dead man's ring- you got treasures and a reason to sing.
For ten years of digging in the cold hard ground- all for a gun that fires six rounds.

Hot damn ain't this a fine life I live- that's until someone shoots me down
Hot damn ain't this a fine life you live-that is until someone shoots you down.
(C)(P)1981 Ken Lehnig/Desert Windsong Publishing BMI

Song Length
4:49
Genres
Country - Rock, Country - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Troubled, Restless

Subject Matter
Life, Regret


Language
English
Era
1700 - 1799

Lyric Credits Ken Lehnig
Music Credits Ken Lehnig
Producer Credits Ken Lehnig and John Hildebrand
Publisher Credits Desert Windsong Publishing BMI
Performance Credits Ken Lenig
Label Credits American Windsong Music