The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence

artist: Gene Pitney 1989



"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence"
by: gene pitney
Songwriters: burt bacharach & hal david

When Liberty Valance rode to town
the womenfolk would hide, they'd hide
When Liberty Valance walked around
the men would step aside
'cause the point of a gun was
the only law that Liberty understood
When it came to shootin' straight and fast
---he was mighty good.

From out of the East a stranger came,
a law book in his hand, a man
The kind of a man the West would
need to tame a troubled land
'cause the point of a gun was
the only law that Liberty understood
When it came to shootin' straight
and fast --- he was mighty good.

Many a man would face his gun
and many a man would fall
The man who shot Liberty Valance,
he shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all.

The love of a girl can make a man
stay on when he should go, stay on
Just tryin' to build a peaceful life
where love is free to grow
But the point of a gun was the
only law that Liberty understood
When the final showdown came at last,
a law book was no good.

Alone and afraid she prayed that
he'd return that fateful night,
aww that night
When nothin' she said could keep
her man from goin' out to fight
From the moment a girl gets to be full
-grown the very first thing she learns
When two men go out to face
each other only one retur-r-r-ns

Everyone heard two shots ring out,
a shot made Liberty fall
The man who shot Liberty Valance,
he shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all.

The man who shot Liberty Valance,
he shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all

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