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Johnny Cash

Don'T Take Your Guns To Town

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  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1932
  • 2012
  • 2003

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“Don’t Take Your Guns to Town” is a 1958 single by Johnny Cash. The song tells the story of a young cowboy who, ignoring the titular advice from his mother, gets into a gunfight at a saloon and is killed. The single became his fifth release to reach the number one position on the country chart, where it stayed for six weeks. “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town” was also a crossover hit peaking at number thirty-two on the pop chart. The song is also included in the live album . The song was covered by U2 on their 2001 single “Elevation”. Read on...

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