Johnny Cash: Don't Take Your Guns To Town | Song-Factsheet


Song «Don't Take Your Guns To Town» von Johnny Cash.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1958 12 (Single), 1959 01 (Album)
Label: Columbia 4-41313, Columbia CS 8122
Songwriter Johnny Cash
Produktion: Don Law
Genre: Country - Honkytonk


Erste Single von Johnny Cash für Columbia. Sie schaffte es, sechs Wochen lang den ersten Platz der Country Hitparade einzunehmen und kam in den Popcharts auf Platz 32.

Personen und Querverweise

Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
Don Law


[Verse 1] A young cowboy named Billy Joe grew restless on the farm A boy filled with wonderlust who really meant no harm He changed his clothes and shined his boots And combed his dark hair down And his mother cried as he walked out [Chorus] Don't take your guns to town son Leave your guns at home Bill Don't take your guns to town [Verse 2] He laughed and kissed his mom And said your Billy Joe's a man I can shoot as quick and straight as anybody can But I wouldn't shoot without a cause I'd gun nobody down But she cried again as he rode away [Chorus] [Verse 3] He sang a song as on he rode His guns hung at his hips He rode into a cattle town A smile upon his lips He stopped and walked into a bar And laid his money down But his mother's words echoed again [Chorus] [Verse 4] He drank his first strong liquor then to calm his shaking hand And tried to tell himself he had become a man A dusty cowpoke at his side began to laugh him down And he heard again his mothers words [Chorus] [Verse 5] Filled with rage then Billy Joe reached for his gun to draw But the stranger drew his gun and fired Before he even saw As Billy Joe fell to the floor The crowd all gathered around And wondered at his final words [Chorus]