Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme Three Steps Lyrics

Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced ’lĕh‐’nérd ’skin‐’nérd) cover art
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I was cutting the rug
Down at place called The Jug
With a girl named Linda Lou
When in walked a man
With a gun in his hand
And he was looking for you know who
He said, "Hey there, fellow
With the hair colored yellow
Whatcha tryin' to prove?
'Cause that's my woman there
And I'm a man who cares
And this might be all for you"
I said, "Excuse me"

I was scared and fearing for my life
I was shaking like a leaf on a tree
'Cause he was lean, mean
Big and bad, Lord
Pointin' that gun on me
"Oh, wait a minute, mister
I didn't even kiss her
Don't want no trouble with you
And I know you don't owe me
But I wish you'd let me
Ask one favor from you"

"Oh, won't you
Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister
Gimme three steps toward the door?
Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister
And you'll never see me no more"

For, sure

Well the crowd cleared away
And I began to pray
And the water fell on the floor
And I'm telling you, son
Well, it ain't no fun
Staring straight down a forty-four
Well, he turned and screamed at Linda Lou
And that's the break I was looking for
Well, you could hear me screaming a mile away
I was headed out toward the door

"Oh, won't you
Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister
Gimme three steps toward the door?
Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister
And you'll never see me no more"

Show me the back door
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Ain't the One
  • 2 Tuesday's Gone
  • 3 Gimme Three Steps
  • 4 Simple Man
  • 5 Things Goin' On
  • 6 Mississippi Kid
  • 7 Poison Whiskey
  • 8 Free Bird


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant
    album: Track 3 in album (pronounced ’lĕh‐’nérd ’skin‐’nérd)
    release date: 1973
    popularity : 558 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:30
    producer: Al Kooper
    drums: Bob Burns
    lead vocals: Ronnie Van Zant
    vocal: Ronnie Van Zant
    engineer: Bob "Tub" Langford, Al Kooper, Rodney Mills and Danny Turbeville
    electric guitar: Allen Collins and Gary Rossington
    electric bass guitar: Ed King
    keyboard: Billy Powell
    percussion: Bobbye Hall
    mastering: Glenn Meadows
    bass guitar: Ed King
    guitar: Allen Collins and Gary Rossington
    composer: Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins
    Album Information
    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin