Bring Me My Shotgun
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Bring me my shotgun and shells...." Singer's lover has left or kicked him out.
EARLIEST DATE: 1948 (recording, Lightnin' Hopkins)
KEYWORDS: infidelity nonballad lover rejection
FOUND IN: US(SE)
Lightnin' Hopkins, "Shot Gun" (Imperial 5834, 1948)
Sonny Boy Watson, "Bring Me My Shotgun" (on USMississippi01)
NOTES [53 words]: Lightnin' Hopkins and Sonny Boy Watson have a different slant on this blues. Lightnin' Hopkins's shotgun may be a phallic symbol: he's going to take it home; there'll be trouble if he doesn't find "competition." Watson is going to look for his lover: "if I don't find my baby there's going to be some trouble here." - BS
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