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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).

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Lightnin' Hopkins
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Lightnin' Hopkins
Lyrics

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

  • 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).