add artists photo
Kingston Trio
Add Explanation
Add Meaning
Kingston Trio

The Long Black Rifle lyrics

$album_name
$date_release
$writer_name
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Kingston Trio – The Long Black Rifle lyrics

L. Coleman/N. Gimbel

Come closer, my love, and you'll hear my tale. It'll make you cold. It'll turn you pale.
It's a tale of a man's never ending love and the long, black rifle.

Chorus:
He wed a woman sworn to another and, in a rage, the other man
Shot him down with a long, black rifle, shot him down and away he ran.

A prairie man loved a city maid. Was the love he took worth the price he paid,
When a man ends up at the smoky end of a long, black rifle?

(Chorus)

His dyin' words I repeat to you. "You can never kill love when love is true.
It lives when only the rust is left of the long, black rifle.

(Chorus)

Shot him down and away he ran.



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/k/kingston_trio/the_long_black_rifle.html

Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Unregistered
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      Explain

      Write an explanation

      Your explanation
      Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
      20 words
      Good
      Cool
      Awesome!
      Explanation guidelines:
      • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
      • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
      • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
      Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
      ×