D I was cuttin thDe rug down at a place called 'The Jug' A with a Agirl named Linda Lou D When in walkeDd a man with a gun in his hand E he was lookAing for you know who. D He said "Hey theDre fellow with the hair coloured yellow, G watcha Etryin' to proove? D Cuz' thaDtsa' my woman there and I'm a man who cares A and thiDs might be all for you" (I said "excuse me!") D I was scaDred and fearing for my life A shaking like a Aleaf on a tree D Cuz' he Dwas lean and mean and big and bad, Lord, E pointing thAat gun at me D I said "wait aD minute mister, I didn't even kiss her, G don't want no trouEble with you D and I know you donD't owe me but I wish you would let me A ask one faDvour from you: D (CHORUS) Say won't yDou Gimme 3 steps, gimme 3 steps mister, A gimme 3 sAteps toward the door? D Gimme 3 steDps, gimme 3 steps mister A and yoDu'll never see me no more." D O well the crowdD cleared away and I began to pray A and the waterA fell down to the floor D and I'm telDling you, son, it ain't no fun, E staring straiAght down a fourty-four. D Well, he turnDed and screamed at Linda Lou, G and that'sE the break I was looking for D and you coDuld hear me screaming a mile away A as I was heaDded out toward the door.Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
CAll those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain.