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Three Rounds Down

03:16
Matt Cox
2011
Matt Cox

Lyrics

I woke up early one morning 

Nowhere to go for to hang around

I was stuck down in County

For what the deputies found

In the truck of my car 

Lying dead was my Lenore

And underneath of the passenger seat

Was my loaded .44

 

They said, Son,

Where'd you get the gun?

Why'd you shoot her?

Why'd you run?

For this you know you will surely hang

And your rambling days are done

I said, Sir,

Well, I just heard

She'd been seen with another guy

In the bathroom of the bar last night

They say he was a friend of mine

But I didn't shoot when I saw her

I gave her a chance to lie

I didn't pull that trigger

Until she looked me in the eyes

 

And I went

Round, round, round

It only took three rounds

To take her 

Down, down, down 

And I shot that woman down

Round, round, round

It only took three rounds

To take her

Down, down, down 

And I shot that woman down

 

But the judge said 

Now boy, she didn't need to die

We all deserve a second chance

She was only twenty-five

But I know she'll be missed 

She was the sweetest girl around

And I couldn't dump her poor body

That's why I'm back in town

For I hope you'll have mercy on me 

I've confessed for all of my sins

If you kindly look the other way

You won't see me again

 

And I went

Round, round, round

It only took three rounds

To take her 

Down, down, down 

And I shot that woman down

Round, round, round

It only took three rounds

To take her

Down, down, down 

And I shot that woman down

 

But I can see her when I'm sleeping

Lord, she won't let me live it down 

I can still hear her calling out my name 

From six feet in the ground

 

(c) 2011

Matt Cox/ASCAP

Matt Cox

Since 2003, singer/songwriter Matt Cox (Omaha, NE) has been recording and performing across the United States both as a solo artist, and with an ever-changing lineup of the area’s top talent. The Shenandoah, IA, native (childhood home of the Everly Brothers) blends traditions of country, rock, folk, blues, Tex-Mex, gospel and soul, with his signature road-worn vocals, guitar & harmonica. A seven-time Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award winner (Best Blues 2008, Best Country/Americana 2009-2014, and Album Of The Year 2018, High Places).

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