Grateful Dead

Bring Me My Shotgun

Go, bring me my shotgun, bring me back some shells
Why don't you just bring me my shotgun
Bring me back about a pocket full of shells
Well you know if I don't get myself a little competition
You know there's gonna be some trouble 'round here

Well you know my mama told me, when I left my door
She said, "you gonna have bad luck, son, don't care where you go"
So why don't you bring me my shotgun
Bring me back a pocket full of shells
Well you know if I don't get myself a little competition
You know there's gonna be some trouble 'round here

Early in the morning when the sun gonna rise
She's laying there rolling them old bloodshot eyes
In the morning bring me my shotgun
Well, I can stand any mess for a while
But I can't stand it for very long

Woke up this morning
Found out some [jack strap?] had gone took my room
Woke up this morning
Found out some [jack strap?] had gone took my room
Yeah you know he took along with it my woman
That [jack strap?] going to meet his doom

That's why I say bring me my shotgun, boy
I want you to bring me back some shells
I said why don't you bring me my shotgun
Bring me back a pocket full of shells
You know if I don't get myself some good competition
There's gonna be some trouble 'round here

This was played once, in an acoustic set on 12 July 1970, and is also on Pigpen's "home tapes" (which is where these lyrics are taken from).

Bring Me My Shotgun