The Man Behind The Gun Song Lyrics and Chords

Hank Snow

Hank Snow   The Man Behind The Gun

 

The Man Behind The Gun Song Lyrics and Chords by Hank Snow

 

The Man Behind The Gun
Recorded by Hank Snow
Written by Ned Miller
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man behind the  
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gun
They gave me the job of a sheriff
 
Because I’m good with a  
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gun
Now how could I ever refuse them
 
They really needed some
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one
I tried to explain to my baby
 
But still she left me one  
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day
She said she’d return to me only
 
When I threw my six gun  
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away
 
And  
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I’m not suppose to be lonely
 
To need or love any
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one
 
I’m just suppose to be  
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only
 
The man behind the  
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gun
Then one day she sent me a letter
 
She said I want you to  
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know
I miss you and my heart is breakin’
 
I love you and I need you  
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so
The stage it was leavin’ next mornin’
 
I’d be on that stage without  
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fail
Then someone shot ol’ Jimmy Taylor
 
And I took out on his  
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trail
repeat #3 But I’m…
Well three weeks it took I remember
 
Before I tracked the man  
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down
And when I returned with the prisoner
 
It was the talk of the  
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town
To late to go to my baby
 
They buried her deep in the  
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clay
I spend all these hours in the saddle
 
And I draw a heartache for  
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pay
repeat #3 But he’s not…
 
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man behind the  
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gun

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song The Man Behind The Gun?
– The song The Man Behind The Gun was sang by Hank Snow.

 

Who is Hank Snow?
– Clarence Eugene “Hank” Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999) was a Canadian-American country music artist. Most popular in the 1950s, he had a career that spanned more than 50 years, he recorded 140 albums and charted more than 85 singles on the Billboard country charts from 1950 until 1980. His number-one hits include the self-penned songs “I’m Moving On”, “The Golden Rocket” and “The Rhumba Boogie” and famous versions of “I Don’t Hurt Anymore”, “Let Me Go, Lover!”, “I’ve Been Everywhere”, “Hello Love”, as well as other top 10 hits.Snow was an accomplished songwriter whose clear, baritone voice expressed a wide range of emotions including the joys of freedom and travel as well as the anguish of tortured love. His music was rooted in his beginnings in small-town Nova Scotia where, as a frail, 80-pound youngster, he endured extreme poverty, beatings and psychological abuse as well as physically punishing labour during the Great Depression. Through it all, his musically talented mother provided the emotional support he needed to pursue his dream of becoming a famous entertainer like his idol, the country star, Jimmie Rodgers.As a performer of traditional country music, Snow won numerous awards and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The Hank Snow Museum in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, celebrates his life and work in a province where his fans still see him as an inspirational figure who triumphed over personal adversity to become one of the most influential artists in all of country music.

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