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Pistol Packin' Mama
Words and Music by Al Dexter - 1943
Number 2 on the Hit Parade in 1943, played for 14 weeks.
Intro:
D7                 -                  -              G
Verse:
G - - D7
- - - G
Chorus:
G - - D7
- - - G     (to verse)
8-beat lead-in. to Intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
 
Intro:
(No lyrics)
 
Verses:
Drink-in' beer in a cab-a-ret, And was I hav-in' fun!
Un-til one night she caught me right, And now I'm on the run.
 
She kicked out my windshield; She hit me over the head.
She cussed and cried and said I lied And wished that I was dead.
 
Drinking beer in a cabaret and dancing with a blonde.
Until one night she shot out the light - BANG! That blonde was gone.
 
I’ll see you every night, babe, I’ll woo you every day.
I’ll be your reg’lar daddy If you put that gun away.
 
Chorus:
Lay that pis-tol down, Babe, Lay that pis-tol down,
Pis-tol pack-in' ma-ma, Lay that pis-tol down!
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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