BO DIDDLEY'S A GUNSLINGER


Bo Diddley's a gunslinger,
Bo Diddley's a gunslinger,
Yeh, ah-ha,
Yeh, ah-ha,
I've got a story I really want to tell,
About Bo Diddley at the O-K Corral,
Now, Bo Diddley didn't stand no mess,
He wore a gun on his hip and a rose on his chest,

Bo Diddley's a gunslinger,
Bo Diddley's a gunslinger,
Yeh, ah-ha (he must be!),
Yeh, ah-ha (sure 'nuff!),

When Bo Diddley come to town,
The streets get empty and the sun go down,
Sheriff's standing in the doorway,
You know he's so scared to say.

Yeh, ah-ha,
Yeh, ah-ha,
Bo Diddley's a gunslinger,
Bo Diddley's a gunslinger.


Written by Ellas McDaniel, and originally by Bo Diddley from his 1960 single BO DIDDLEY'S A GUNSLINGER / SIGNIFYING BLUES. He later included it on his 1964 LP Bo Diddley's 16 All-Time Greatest Hits.

Bo Diddley -- Bo Diddley's 16 All-Time Greatest Hits (album cover art)
Bo Diddley -- Bo Diddley's 16 All-Time Greatest Hits (album cover art)

A snippet of the song was performed on 17 Mar 1972 at Richmond Arena, Richmond, VA. The above lyrics are for Bo Diddley's original version. Springsteen only repeated the title over and over.

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