Who Sang Shootout on the Plantation? Leon Russell

Leon Russell Retrospective cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Pop Folk, World, & Country
length: 3:13
composer: Leon Russell
Junior and the drummer are fighting
About a woman in the neighborhood

Oh, the drummer never hit a bad lick in his life
And Junior never hit any good
Yeah, the colonel said that women are for loving, not fighting,
But that didn't clear the air
'Cause Junior's still living in the blackboard jungle
With his Elvis Presley hair

Yeah, the drummer's got the drum, the colonel's got the gun
And Junior's only got a knife, he'd better run
It's a shootout on the plantation, it's so hard to understand
Why do some people have to hurt somebody?
The firewater's not the villain.

Oh the last one to kiss is the first to shoot
And stabbing your friends is such a drag to boot
It's a shootout on the plantation
Oh, heaven help Mister Swan, yeah. (help me)

And the cold steel blade is shining
Enough to cause your blood to freeze
But the drummer is drumming a Rolling Stones' number
On Junior's head and on his knees
Oh, Oklahoma's lonesome cowboys are turned on in Tinsel Town
I knew there'd be some cameras rolling if Andy was standing around.

[Chorus]

Won't somebody help me
You gotta help me, help me, help me..
Why don't you help me, help me?
Why don't you tell me about it?
Why don't you scream and shout it?
Won't you help your mister?
Won't you kiss your sister?

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 A Song for You
  • 2 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
  • 3 The Ballad of Mad Dogs and Englishmen
  • 4 Delta Lady
  • 5 Roll Away the Stone
  • 6 Tightrope
  • 7 Out in the Woods
  • 8 Shootout on the Plantation
  • 9 Stranger in a Strange Land
  • 10 Hummingbird
  • 11 Lady Blue
  • 12 This Masquerade
  • 13 Back to the Island
  • 14 Magic Mirror
  • 15 Crystal Closet Queen
  • 16 Bluebird
  • 17 Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
  • 18 Queen of the Roller Derby