Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

 

Written by: Sonny Bono

Arranged By: Gordon Jenkins Gordon Jenkins

Label: Reprise - Reprise

Recorded: 6/4/73 4/8/81

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I was five and she was six

We rode on horses made of sticks

I wore black and she wore white

She would always win the fight

 

Bang bang, she shot me down

Bang bang, I hit the ground

Bang bang, that awful sound

Bang bang, my baby shot me down

 

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Seasons came and changed the time

And we grew up, I called her mine

She would always laugh and say

"Remember when we used to play?"

 

"Bang bang, I shot you down"

"Bang bang, you hit the ground"

"Bang bang, that awful sound"

"Bang bang, I used to shoot you down"

 

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Music played and people sang

Just for me the church bells rang

 

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Now she's gone, I don't know why

And till this day, sometimes I cry

She didn't even say "goodbye"

She didn't take the time to lie

 

Bang bang, she shot me down

Bang bang, I hit the ground

Bang bang, that awful sound

Bang bang, my baby shot me down