Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Vic Schoen & His Orchestra Pistol Packin' Mama - Single Version cover

Pistol Packin' Mama - Single Version
by , & Vic Schoen & His Orchestra
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Verse 1
Lay that pistol down, babe
Lay that pistol down
Pistol packing mama
Lay that pistol down
Verse 2
Oh, drinking beer in a cabaret
Was I having fun
Until one night she caught me right
And now I'm on the run
Verse 3
Oh, lay that pistol down, babe
Lay that pistol down
Pistol packing mama
Lay that pistol down
Verse 4
Oh, I'll sing you every night Bing
And I'll woo you every day
I'll be your regular mama
And I'll put that gun away
Verse 5
Oh, lay that pistol down, babe
Lay that pistol down
Pistol packing mama
Lay that thing down
Before it goes off
And hurts somebody
Verse 6
Oh, she kicked out my windshield
And she hit me over the head
She cussed and cried and said I lied
And she wished that I was dead
Verse 7
Oh, lay that pistol down, babe
Lay that pistol down
Pistol packing mama
Lay that pistol down
Verse 8
We're three tough gals
From deep down Texas way
We got no pals
They don't like the way we play
We're a rough rooting tooting shooting trio
But you ought to see my sister Cleo
She's a terror make no error
But there ain't no nicer terror
Here's what we tell her
Verse 9
Lay that pistol down, babe
Lay that pistol down
Pistol packing mama
Lay that pistol down
Verse 10
Pappy made a batch of corn
The revenuers came
The drought was slow
So now they know
You can't do that to Mame
Verse 11
Oh, lay that pistol down, babe
Lay that pistol down
Pistol packing mama
Lay that pistol down
Verse 12
Oh, singing songs in a cabaret
Was I having fun
Until one night it didn't seem right
And now I'm on the run
Verse 13
Oh, lay that pistol down, babe
Lay that pistol down
Pistol packing mama
Lay that pistol down
Verse 14
Oh, pistol packing mama
Lay that pistol down

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