Who Sang Machine Gun Kelly? James Taylor

James Taylor Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon cover art

Some other versions of "Machine Gun Kelly"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Danny Kortchmar
release date: 1971-4
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Soft Rock
length: 2:38
background vocals: James Taylor and Peter Asher
acoustic guitar: James Taylor
tambourine & membranophone: Russ Kunkel
acoustic guitar & congas: Danny Kortchmar
I'll tell you about Machine Gun Kelly
He rode along the outlaw trail.
Machine Gun Kelly was a simple man
But the woman was as hard as hell.
Watch out Machine Gun,
Don't let her run you round.
Don't let the woman put you six feet
In the ground, Machine Gun.

I'll tell you about Katherine Kelly,
Tired of being such small time, now.
Figured they'd kidnap a rich man's son,
Make it in the world of crime.
Watch out Machine Gun,
Don't let her run you round.
Don't let the woman put you six feet
In the ground, Machine Gun.

You'd better watch out Machine Gun Kelly,
Careful of what you do, now.
If you keep listening to your old lady,
Ain't no telling
What'll happen to you, now, Machine Gun.

The government boys they came
For Machine Gun, took the poor boy away.
Stuck him in a hole in Leavenworth prison
Where he lived until his dying day.

Watch out Machine Gun,
Don't let her put you down.
Don't let a woman make you
Out to be a clown, Machine Gun.
Watch out Machine Gun.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Love Has Brought Me Around
  • 2 You've Got a Friend
  • 3 Places in My Past
  • 4 Riding on a Railroad
  • 5 Soldiers
  • 6 Mud Slide Slim
  • 7 Hey Mister, That's Me Up on the Jukebox
  • 8 You Can Close Your Eyes
  • 9 Machine Gun Kelly
  • 10 Long Ago and Far Away
  • 11 Let Me Ride
  • 12 Highway Song
  • 13 Isn't It Nice to Be Home Again

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin