Gimme Three Steps

Words & Music:

Lynyrd Skynyrd


D                                                           A7

I was a-cutting the rug down at place called The Jug with a girl named Linda Lou.

D                                                      E7                   A7

When in walked a man with a gun in his hand and he was looking for you know who.

D                                                          G                  E7

He said, "Hey there, fellow with the hair colored yellow.  What you tryin' to prove?

D                                                               A7               D

'Cause that's-a my woman there and I'm a man who cares and this might be all for you."


I said, "Excuse me?"


I was scared and fearing for my life, I was shaking like a leaf on a tree.

'Cause he was lean and mean and big and bad, Lord, pointin' that gun at me.

I said, "Wait a minute, mister, I didn't even kiss her.

I don't want no trouble with you.

And I know you don't owe me but I wish you would let me

Ask one favor from you.  Say, won't you...?"



D                                                    A7

"Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister, gimme three steps toward the door.

D                                                       G         A7    D

Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister and you'll never see me no more."


Well the crowd cleared away and I began to pray and the water fell on the floor.

And I'm telling you, son, well it ain't no fun staring straight down a forty-four.

Well, he turned and screamed at Linda Lou and that's the break I was looking for.

And you could hear me screaming a mile away as I was headed out toward the door.




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