Gimme Three Steps (demo) Lyrics

Lynyrd Skynyrd


album: Track in album Sounds of the South: MCA Years 1973-1988
release date: 2007-4-4
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length: 5:20
producer: Al Kooper
engineer: Al Kooper
composer: Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins

Cover Art

Lynyrd Skynyrd Sounds of the South: MCA Years 1973-1988 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


CD 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
  • 9 Mr. Banker (demo)
  • 10 Down South Jukin’ (demo)
  • 11 Tuesday’s Gone (demo)
  • 12 Gimme Three Steps (demo)
  • 13 Free Bird (demo)
    CD 2
  • 1 Sweet Home Alabama
  • 2 I Need You
  • 3 Don't Ask Me No Questions
  • 4 Workin' for MCA
  • 5 The Ballad of Curtis Loew
  • 6 Swamp Music
  • 7 The Needle and the Spoon
  • 8 Call Me the Breeze
  • 9 Don't Ask Me No Questions (single version)
  • 10 Was I Right or Wrong (demo)
  • 11 Take Your Time
    CD 3
  • 1 Saturday Night Special
  • 2 Cheatin' Woman
  • 3 Railroad Song
  • 4 I'm a Country Boy
  • 5 On the Hunt
  • 6 Am I Losin'
  • 7 Made in the Shade
  • 8 Whiskey Rock-a-Roller
  • 9 Railroad Song (live)
  • 10 On the Hunt (live)
    CD 4
  • 1 Gimme Back My Bullets
  • 2 Every Mother's Son
  • 3 Trust
  • 4 Got the Same Old Blues
  • 5 Double Trouble
  • 6 Roll Gypsy Roll
  • 7 Searching
  • 8 Cry for the Bad Man
  • 9 All I Can Do Is Write About It
  • 10 Gimme Back My Bullets (live)
  • 11 Cry for the Bad Man (live)
    CD 5
  • 1 Introduction / Workin' for MCA
  • 2 I Ain't the One
  • 3 Saturday Night Special
  • 4 Searching
  • 5 Travellin' Man
  • 6 Simple Man
  • 7 Whiskey Rock-A-Roller
  • 8 The Needle and the Spoon
  • 9 Gimme Back My Bullets
  • 10 Tuesday's Gone
  • 11 Gimme Three Steps
  • 12 Call Me the Breeze
  • 13 T for Texas
    CD 6
  • 1 Sweet Home Alabama
  • 2 Crossroads
  • 3 Free Bird
  • 4 Introduction / Workin' for MCA (alternate take)
  • 5 I Ain't the One (alternate take)
  • 6 Searching (alternate take)
  • 7 Gimme Three Steps (alternate take)
  • 8 Call Me the Breeze (alternate take)
  • 9 Sweet Home Alabama (alternate take)
  • 10 Crossroads (alternate take)
  • 11 Free Bird (alternate take)
    CD 7
  • 1 What's Your Name
  • 2 That Smell
  • 3 One More Time
  • 4 I Know a Little
  • 5 You Got That Right
  • 6 I Never Dreamed
  • 7 Honky Tonk Night Time Man
  • 8 Ain't No Good Life
  • 9 Georgia Peaches
  • 10 Sweet Little Missy
  • 11 You Got That Right (alternate version)
  • 12 I Never Dreamed (alternate version)
  • 13 Jacksonville Kid
    CD 8
  • 1 Introduction by Lacy Van Zant / Workin' for MCA
  • 2 That Smell
  • 3 I Know a Little
  • 4 Comin' Home
  • 5 You Got That Right
  • 6 What's Your Name?
  • 7 Gimme Back My Bullets
  • 8 Swamp Music
  • 9 Call Me the Breeze
  • 10 Dixie / Sweet Home Alabama
  • 11 Free Bird