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The Man Behind The Gun lyrics and chords

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The Man Behind The Gun
Recorded by Hank Snow
Written by Ned Miller
[3/4 time]

G D7 G
A man behind the gun


They gave me the job of a sheriff
D7
Because I'm good with a gun

Now how could I ever refuse them
G
They really needed someone


I tried to explain to my baby
D7
But still she left me one day

She said she'd return to me only
G
When I threw my six gun away

C
And I'm not suppose to be lonely
G
To need or love anyone
D7
I'm just suppose to be only
G
The man behind the gun


Then one day she sent me a letter
D7
She said I want you to know

I miss you and my heart is breakin'
G
I love you and I need you so


The stage it was leavin' next mornin'
D7
I'd be on that stage without fail

Then someone shot ol' Jimmy Taylor
G
And I took out on his trail

repeat #3 But I'm...


Well three weeks it took I remember
D7
Before I tracked the man down

And when I returned with the prisoner
G
It was the talk of the town


To late to go to my baby
D7
They buried her deep in the clay

I spend all these hours in the saddle
G
And I draw a heartache for pay

repeat #3 But he's not...

D7 G
A man behind the gun

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