Lynyrd Skynyrd Gimme Three Steps Lyrics

(pronounced ’lĕh‐’nérd ’skin‐’nérd) Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Ain't the One
  • 2 Tuesday's Gone
  • 3 Gimme Three Steps
  • 4 Simple Man
  • 5 Things Goin' On
  • 6 Mississippi Kid
  • 7 Poison Whiskey
  • 8 Free Bird
  • I was cutting the rug
    Down at place called The Jug
    With a girl named Linda Lou
    When in walked a man
    With a gun in his hand
    And he was looking for you know who
    He said, "Hey there, fellow
    With the hair colored yellow
    Whatcha tryin' to prove?
    'Cause that's my woman there
    And I'm a man who cares
    And this might be all for you"
    I said, "Excuse me"

    I was scared and fearing for my life
    I was shaking like a leaf on a tree
    'Cause he was lean, mean
    Big and bad, Lord
    Pointin' that gun on me
    "Oh, wait a minute, mister
    I didn't even kiss her
    Don't want no trouble with you
    And I know you don't owe me
    But I wish you'd let me
    Ask one favor from you"

    "Oh, won't you
    Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister
    Gimme three steps toward the door?
    Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister
    And you'll never see me no more"

    For, sure

    Well the crowd cleared away
    And I began to pray
    And the water fell on the floor
    And I'm telling you, son
    Well, it ain't no fun
    Staring straight down a forty-four
    Well, he turned and screamed at Linda Lou
    And that's the break I was looking for
    Well, you could hear me screaming a mile away
    I was headed out toward the door

    "Oh, won't you
    Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister
    Gimme three steps toward the door?
    Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister
    And you'll never see me no more"

    Show me the back door

    Written by: Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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