Shoot Me Down (feat. The Vampirettes)

by Wily Bo Walker

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'Shoot Me Down' is a track from 'The Rattlin Bone Burlesque Theatre Show' which Wily Bo Walker is producing up with an aim for it to be put on in a London Theatre sometime late 2022 (Covid permitting). The song features 'The Vampirettes' on backing vocals, Ronnie Costley on spoken word, and Li'l Neill on Trombones and Trumpets

'The Rattlin Bone Burlesque Theatre Show' will feature various music, burlesque and sideshow acts

There will also be a double album accompanying the show…

‘Swamp Jazz and Voodoo Burlesque’

lyrics

FOOTSTEPS UP BEHIND ME ON A SATURDAY NIGHT
SEEMS LIKE YOU CAN'T TAKE A WALK WITHOUT TAKING A FRIGHT
I TAKE A LOOK DISCRETELY BUT I CAN'T SEE A FACE
I PUT MY BEST FOOT DOWN AND START TO INCREASE MY PACE
UNDERNEATH THE LAMPLIGHT AS I'M STARTING TO RUN
WELL! SHOOT ME DOWN IT'S A MAN WITH A GUN

LOOKEE HERE MISTER I DON'T HAVE THAT MUCH DOUGH
BUT YOU CAN HAVE WHAT I'VE GOT IF YOU JUST PLEASE LET ME GO
I GIVE HIM MY WALLET
HE GIVES ME A SMILE AND SAYS…
“YOU CAN LEAVE HERE WITH YOUR LIFE, COS I APPRECIATE YOUR STYLE!”
TURN AROUND THE CORNER AND I'M STARTING TO RUN
WELL! SHOOT ME DOWN ANOTHER MAN WITH A GUN!

“I DON'T HAVE NO MONEY, I GOT NOTHING TO LOSE!'
HE SAYS “THAT MAYBE SO, BUT I QUITE LIKE YOUR SHOES,
AND THAT SHIRT ON YOUR BACK WELL IT FITS YOU TOO LOOSE!
ANYWAY, I GOT THE GUN, I'LL JUST TAKE WHAT I CHOOSE!”
STANDING THERE NAKED AS HE TAKES OFF AND RUNS
I SEE SOMEONE TURN THE CORNER IT'S A…

STANDING STARK NAKED
IN A DEAD END LANE
AND I’M THINKING TO MYSELF
WELL HERE I GO AGAIN…
A POLICEMAN ARRIVES JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME
AND I'M THANKING GOD I'M SAVED FROM SUCH A PERSONAL CRIME
HIS EYES LIGHT UP
HE SAYS “HI SON!”
WELL I’M NOT SURE OF HIS INTENTION BUT THAT BASTARD'S PULLED A GUN…

SHOOT ME DOWN
IT'S A MAN WITH A GUN
SHOOT ME DOWN
IT'S A MAN WITH A GUN
SHOOT ME DOWN
IT'S A MAN WITH A GUN
SHOOT ME DOWN
IT'S A MAN WITH A GUN
UNDERNEATH THE LAMPLIGHT AS I'M STARTING TO RUN…

© 2010 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.

credits

released April 30, 2012
Wily Bo Walker - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Double Bass, Organ, Drums, Percussion, Sound FX

Li'l Neill - Trombones & Trumpets
The Vampirettes (feat. Kareña K) - Backing Vocals

Special Guest:

Ronnie Costley - spoken voices

Cover art © Neill Bristow. All Rights Reserved

Produced by Wily Bo Walker

Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London

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