Mean Son Of A Gun Song Lyrics and Chords

Johnny Horton - Mean, Mean, Mean Son Of A Gun

 

Mean Son Of A Gun Song Lyrics and Chords by Johnny Horton

 

Mean Son Of A Gun
Recorded by Johnny Horton
Written by Barry Bentley
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I’m a guy that likes his fun
 
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when I fight you’d better run
 
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mean mean  
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mean son of a  
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gun
I’m going down in a middle of town
 
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going to shoot the first man down
 
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mean mean  
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mean son of a  
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gun
 
My  
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skin is hard as leather I’m as  
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tough as any man
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When I have to shave myself I  
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use an old tin can
 
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wash my face in boiling wax
 
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scrub myself with gunny sacks
 
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mean mean  
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mean son of a  
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gun
 
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mean I’m mean I’m  
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mean
 
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mean mean mean son of a  
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I was raised on tiger’s milk
 
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drink corn liquor and I smoke corn silk
 
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mean son of a  
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I chew up tin and I spit out nails
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Sleep on snakes with ten-foot tails
 
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mean son of a  
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gun
 
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started feelin’ frisky and I  
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danced the other night
 
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fell so good I took my gun and  
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shot out every light
 
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the Sheriff said get out of town
 
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him six feet underground
 
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mean mean  
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mean son of a  
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gun
 
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mean I’m mean I’m  
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mean
 
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mean mean mean son of a  
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gun
I throwed my saddle on a grizzly bear
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Then I crawled bare-handed in his mountain lair
 
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mean son of a  
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gun
I cut my hair on a choppin’ block
 
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when I chopped the mountains rocked
 
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mean son of a g
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un
 
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tangled with a wild cat just to  
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prove that I was stout
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Reached down his throat and grabbed his tail
 
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turned him inside out
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Where I was raised its so darn tough
 
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had to leave it got so rough
 
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mean son of a  
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gun
 
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mean I’m mean I’m  
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mean
 
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mean mean mean son of a  
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FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Mean Son Of A Gun?
– The song Mean Son Of A Gun was sang by Johnny Horton.

 

Who is Johnny Horton?
– John LaGale Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 5, 1960) was an American country music, honky tonk and rockabilly singer and musician, during the 1950s and early 1960s, best known for his saga songs that became international hits beginning with the 1959 single “The Battle of New Orleans”, which was awarded the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording. The song was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award and in 2001 ranked No. 333 of the Recording Industry Association of America’s “Songs of the Century”. His first No. 1 country song was in 1959, “When It’s Springtime in Alaska (It’s Forty Below)”.
Horton’s music usually encompassed folk ballads based on American historic themes and legend. He had two successes in 1960 with both “Sink the Bismarck” and “North to Alaska,” the latter utilized over the opening credits to the John Wayne film of the same name. Horton died in November 1960 at the peak of his fame in a traffic collision, less than two years after his breakthrough. Horton is a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

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