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    "Don't Take Your Guns To Town" Lyrics

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    A young boy named Billy Joe
    Restless on the farm
    A boy filled with wanderlust
    Who never really meant no harm
    Bill changed his clothes and he shined his boots
    And he combed his dark hair down
    But his mama cried as he walked away
    Don't take your guns to town
    Don't take your guns to town
    Don't take your guns to town

    He laughed and kissed his mom and said
    Your Billy Joe, he's the man
    I can shoot as quick, I can shoot as straight
    As anyone can
    But I wouldn't shoot without a cause
    Or gun nobody down
    But she cried again as he rode away

    Don't take your guns to town, son
    Leave your guns at home
    Don't take your guns to town

    Well, he drank his first strong liquor then
    To calm his shaking hands
    And he tried, he tried to tell himself
    At last he had become a man
    A dusty cowpoke stood at his side
    Began to laugh him down
    And he heard again his mother's words

    Don't take your guns to town, son
    Leave your guns at home
    Don't take your guns to town

    Don't take your guns
    Don't take your guns to town
    Don't take your guns
    Don't take your guns to town

    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

    Don't take your guns to town, son
    Leave your guns at home
    Don't take your guns to town
    This song was submitted on January 9th, 2012 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Johnny R. Cash.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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