LYRIC

(Harlan Howard – Buddy Mize)

I had to have the gun to get the gold
And I had to have the gold to get the girl.

She wanted things I couldn’t buy I knew I’d lose her love
And she was everything in life that I’ve been dreaming of
And desperation one dark night began my life a crime
I knew where someone kept a gun and now the gun was mine.

I had to have the gun to get the gold
And I had to have the gold to get the girl.

— Instrumental —

I robbed and stole I even killed to win her for my own
Then found her in another’s arms one night when I came home
I drew my gun they tried to run but never made the door
And by their side I threw the gun I wouldn’t need no more.

No, I wouldn’t need the gun to get the gold
For I wouldn’t need the gold to get the girl.

— Instrumental —

Now very soon I’ll meet my doom the rope hangs just outside
But when I found her in his arms that’s when I really died.

Oh, I had to have the gun to get the gold
And I had to have the gold to get the girl.

Oh, I had to have the gun to get the gold
And I had to have the gold to get the girl…

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