Mungo Jerry - Ella Speed Lyrics

Mungo Jerry You Don’t Have to Be in the Army cover art
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Come and take heed, be sworn by the death of Ella Speed
Come and take heed, be sworn by the death of Ella Speed
Now Ella Speed was downtown and she was having a lot of fun
And here's the deed Bill Martin done
Now Ella Speed was downtown and she was having a lot of fun
And here's the deed Bill Martin done
Oh Bill Martin he was tall and slender, better known as him being a bar tender
Oh Bill Martin he was tall and slender, better known as him being a bar tender
The deed that old Bill Martin done, was commit murder with a Colt 41
The deed that old Bill Martin done, was commit murder with a Colt 41
When folks downtown heard Ella Speed was dead
Well, they were really red and red
When folks downtown heard Ella Speed was dead
Well, they were really red and red
Come and take heed, be sworn by the death of Ella Speed
Come and take heed, be sworn by the death of Ella Speed
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 You Don’t Have to Be in the Army to Fight in the War
  • 2 Ella Speed
  • 3 Pidgeon Crew
  • 4 Take Me Back
  • 5 Give Me Love
  • 6 Hey Rosalyn
  • 7 Northcote Arms
  • 8 There’s a Man Going Round Taking Names
  • 9 Simple Things
  • 10 Keep Your Hands Off Her
  • 11 On a Sunday
  • 12 That Old Dust Storm


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Ray Dorset
    album: Track 2 in album You Don’t Have to Be in the Army
    release date: 1971
    popularity : 75 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues
    styles: Classic Rock
    length: 3:12
    Album Information
    label: Dawn
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin