Bo Diddley - BO DIDDLEY'S A GUNSLINGER

First performance: 23/10/1971


Coverinfo

 
A snippet of the song was played during ' Not fade away 'at Richmond Arena, Richmond, VA. Bruce only repeated the title over and over. It was one show, triple bill, with The Bruce Springsteen Band headlining.  
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Bo Diddley's A Gunslingeris taken from the fifth studio album , Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger .American rock and roll pioneer Bo Diddley released in December 1960 by Checker Records. The album title comes from the album's first track called "Gunslinger" and the cover art has Bo Diddley dressed in Western-style clothing.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

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.