The Last Gunfighter Ballad

Johnny Cash

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album: Track 2 in album The Last Gunfighter Ballad
release date: 1977-1
popularity : 31 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Acoustic/Rock & Roll/Country
length: 2:46
lyricist: Guy Clark
composer: Guy Clark

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash The Last Gunfighter Ballad cover art

Lyrics

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And relived all the old days back when he was livin' by the gun
When deadly games of pride were played and livin' was mistakes not made
And he thought of the smell of the black powder smoke
And the stand in the street at the turn of a joke
The thought of the smell of the black powder smoke
And the stand in the street at the turn of a joke

And it's always keep your back to the sun
And he can almost feel the weight of that gun
And it's faster than snakes or a blink of the eye
And it's a time for all slow men to die
His eyes get squinty and he's straight as log
and he empties his gun at the dirty dog
And he's hit by the smell of the black powder smoke
And the stand in the street at the turn of a joke

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Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Will Dance With You
  • 2 The Last Gunfighter Ballad
  • 3 Far Side Banks of Jordan
  • 4 Ridin' on Cotton Belt
  • 5 Give It Away
  • 6 You're So Close to Me
  • 7 City Jail
  • 8 Cindy, I Love You
  • 9 Ballad of Barbara
  • 10 Silver Haired Daddy of Mine