Don't Take Your Guns to Town Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Johnny R. Cash
album: Track 8 in album The Fabulous Johnny Cash
release date: 1959
popularity : 34 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Rockabilly/Rock & Roll
length: 3:04
lyricist: Johnny Cash
composer: Johnny Cash

Album Information

country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash The Fabulous Johnny Cash cover art


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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

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

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


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Run Softly, Blue River
  • 2 Frankie's Man Johnny
  • 3 That's All Over
  • 4 The Troubador
  • 5 One More Ride
  • 6 That's Enough
  • 7 I Still Miss Someone
  • 8 Don't Take Your Guns to Town
  • 9 I'd Rather Die Young
  • 10 Pickin' Time
  • 11 Shepard of My Heart
  • 12 Supper Time