I Didn't Know the Gun Was Loaded

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The Andrews Sisters were a highly successful close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras. The group consisted of three sisters: contralto LaVerne Sophia Andrews (July 6, 1911 – May 8, 1967), soprano Maxene Angelyn Andrews (January 3, 1916 – October 21, 1995), and mezzo-soprano Patricia Marie "Patty" Andrews (born February 16, 1918). Throughout their long career, the sisters sold well over 75 million records (the last official count released by MCA Records in the mid-1970s). Their 1941 hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" can be considered an early example of rhythm and blues or jump blues. more »


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1990
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Oh Miss Effie was her name
Through the west she won her fame
Being handy with the gun
But she drove the men insane

'Cause she'd whip out her pistol
And shoot most any guy
And sing out this alibi

I didn't know the gun was loaded
And I'm so sorry, my friend
I didn't know the gun was loaded
And I'll never, never do it again

But one night she made a slip
Shot the sheriff in the hip
So the law, it took a hand
And made Effie take the stand

And she pled, "Oh, your honor
I'll know you'll turn me loose
When you hear my one excuse"

I didn't know (she didn't know) the gun was loaded
And I'm so (and I'm so) sorry, my friend
I didn't know (she didn't know) the gun was loaded
And I'll never, never do it again

I didn't know (she didn't know)
The gun was loaded (that the gun was loaded)
But regarding the gun that I toted

All I did was hold it high
And go 
I'll never, never do it again

Yes, the jury all agreed
That Miss Effie should be freed
But the sheriff's jealous wife
Was indignant (yes, indeed)
So she borrowed a pistol
And shot this village belle
And sang as Miss Effie fell

I didn't know the gun was loaded
And I'm so (and I'm so) sorry, my friend
I didn't know (she didn't know) the gun was loaded
And I'll never, never do it again

I didn't know (she didn't know)
The gun was loaded (that the gun was loaded)
But regarding the gun that I toted

All I did was hold it high
And go 
I'll never, never do it again

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Written by: HANK FORT, HERBERT LEVENTHAL

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