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Lyr Req: I Didn't Know the Gun Was Loaded

GUEST,u2bcool 05 May 02 - 12:20 PM
Sorcha 05 May 02 - 12:23 PM
GUEST,Gene 06 May 02 - 10:22 AM
dixiebellew 15 Dec 02 - 06:24 PM
Giac 15 Dec 02 - 07:54 PM
Nigel Parsons 15 Dec 02 - 08:56 PM
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Subject: I didn't know the gun was loaded
From: GUEST,u2bcool
Date: 05 May 02 - 12:20 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics to a song that includes: "I didn't know the gun was loaded, and I'm so sorry my friend..."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I didn't know the gun was loaded
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 May 02 - 12:23 PM

They are on this page, you have to scoll down. It's by the Andrews Sisters. I'd paste, but my fingers are tired.......ask your find button for Effie.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I DIDN'T KNOW THE GUN WAS LOADED
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 06 May 02 - 10:22 AM

From above GO TO:

I DIDN'T KNOW THE GUN WAS LOADED
Recorded by: THE ANDREWS SISTERS


Oh Miss Effie was her name
Through the west she won her fame
Being handy with the gun
But she drove the men insane
Cause she'd whip out her pistol
And shoot most any guy
And sing out this alibi

I didn't know the gun was loaded
And I'm so sorry my friend
I didn't know the gun was loaded
And I'll never, never do it again

But one night she made a slip
Shot the sheriff in the hip
So the law it took a hand
And made Effie take the stand

And she pled, 'oh your honor
I'll know you turn me loose
When you hear my one excuse'

I didn't know the gun was loaded
And I'm so sorry my friend
I didn't know the gun was loaded
And I'll never, never do it again

I didn't know the gun was loaded
But regarding the gun that I toted
All I did was hold it high and go ...
BANG, PING, HUHH, ZSSS
I'll never, never do it again

Yes the jury all agreed
That Miss Effie should be freed
But the sheriff's jealous wife
Was indignent (yes, indeed)

So she borrowed a pistol
And shot this village belle
And sang as Miss Effie fell

I didn't know the gun was loaded
And I'm so sorry my friend
I didn't know the gun was loaded
And I'll never, never do it again

I didn't know the gun was loaded
But regarding the gun that I toted
All I did was hold it high and go ...
BANG, PING, HUHH, ZSSS
I'll never, never do it again


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Subject: Lyr Req: I didn't know that gun was loaded
From: dixiebellew
Date: 15 Dec 02 - 06:24 PM

does any one know the words to a song called I didn't know that gun was loaded.I also need to know when the song was written.
Messages from multiple threads combined.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: I DIDN'T KNOW THE GUN WAS LOADED
From: Giac
Date: 15 Dec 02 - 07:54 PM

The song was performed by the Andrews Sisters.
My mother had mixed emotions about the song because her name was Effie and she wasn't terribly fond of it, as she considered it too "country."


I DIDN'T KNOW THE GUN WAS LOADED
As recorded by the Andrews Sisters, 1949

Oh, Miss Effie was her name.
Through the west she won her fame,
Being handy with a gun,
But she drove the men insane
'Cause she'd whip out her pistol
And shoot most any guy
And sing out this alibi:

I didn't know the gun was loaded,
And I'm so sorry, my friend.
I didn't know the gun was loaded
And I'll never, never do it again.

But one night she made a slip,
Shot the sheriff in the hip,
So the law it took a hand
And made Effie take the stand,
And she pled, "Oh, your honor,
I'll know you'll turn me loose
When you hear my one excuse."

I didn't know the gun was loaded,
And I'm so sorry my friend.
I didn't know the gun was loaded,
And I'll never, never do it again.

I didn't know the gun was loaded,
But regarding the gun that I toted,
All I did was hold it high and go ...
Bang, Ping, Zzzzzshing
I'll never, never do it again.

Yes, the jury all agreed
That Miss Effie should be freed,
But the sheriff's jealous wife
Was indignant. (Yes, indeed!)
So she borrowed a pistol
And shot this village belle,
And sang as Miss Effie fell:

I didn't know the gun was loaded
And I'm so sorry, my friend.
I didn't know the gun was loaded,
And I'll never, never do it again.

I didn't know the gun was loaded,
But regarding the gun that I toted,
All I did was hold it high and go ...
Bang, Ping, Zzzzzshing
I'll never, never do it again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I didn't know that gun was loaded
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 15 Dec 02 - 08:56 PM

According to This site It is by Hank Fort & Herb Leighton, pub. Lewis Music Publishing Co. Inc. 1949

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Didn't Know the Gun Was Loaded
From: GUEST,PJp
Date: 21 Oct 15 - 02:55 PM

There was another verse that i learned as a girl. My dad taught me this song. It goes before the shot the sheriff in the hip

One night she had a date
With a wrestling heavy weight
He tried a brand new move
She did not appreciate
She whipped out her pistol and shot
Him in the knee,
And guiltily sang this plea
Refrain


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Didn't Know the Gun Was Loaded
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 22 Oct 15 - 02:33 PM

Hank Fort was the performance name used by Alma Louise Hankins. She wrote a number of songs including "I Didn't Know the Gun Was Loaded", "Put Your Shoes On Lucy", "Never Took A Lesson in My Life", and "Grey Flannel Shirt" among many others. At one time quite a few of her recordings could be found on the net. That no longer seems to be the case.


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