The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence Lyrics

Gene Pitney


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Hal David, Burt F. Bacharach
album: Track 4 in album Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart
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length: 2:58

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When Liberty Valance rode to town
The womenfolk would hide, they'd hide
When Liberty Valance walked around
The men would step aside

Cause the point of a gun was the only law
That Liberty understood
When it came to shooting straight and fast
He was mighty good

From out of the East a stranger came
A law book in his hand, a man
The kind of a man the West would need
To tame a troubled land

Cause the point of a gun was the only law
That Liberty understood
When it came to shooting straight and fast
He was mighty good

Many a man would face his gun
And many a man would fall
The man who shot Liberty Valance
He shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all

The love of a girl can make a man stay on
When he should go, stay on
Just trying to build a peaceful life
Where love is free to grow

But the point of a gun was the only law
That Liberty understood
When the final showdown came at last
A law book was no good

Alone and afraid, she prayed that he'd
Return that fateful night, oh that night
When nothing she said could keep her man
From going out to fight

From the moment a girl gets to be full grown
The very first thing she learns
When two men go out to face each other
Only one returns

Everyone heard two shots ring out
The shot made Liberty fall
The man who shot Liberty Valence
He shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all

The man who shot Liberty Valance
He shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all

Track Listing

  • 1 Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart
  • 2 She's a Heartbreaker
  • 3 Just One Smile
  • 4 Mecca
  • 5 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
  • 6 I'm Gonna Be Strong
  • 7 It Hurts to Be in Love
  • 8 Backstage
  • 9 Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
  • 10 Town Without Pity
  • 11 It's Over / It's Over (medley)
  • 12 Nobody Needs Your Love
  • 13 (I Wanna) Love My Life Away
  • 14 Princess in Rags
  • 15 Last Chance to Turn Around
  • 16 Only Love Can Break a Heart
  • 17 Half Heaven - Half Heartache
  • 18 Every Breath I Take
  • 19 Looking Through the Eyes of Love
  • 20 True Love Never Runs Smooth