Robert Priest


Little Gun


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After the murder of John Lennon someone asked Nancy Reagan what she thought of gun control now, and Nancy said that she had a gun herself that Ronnie had given her for when he went away. But it was just a little gun.

Little Gun was on The Robert Priest E.P. 1981, produced by Keith Elshaw, featuring The Jitters, Neil Chapman and Syren.


Words & Music by Robert Priest

First lady bizarro number one

Just after he murder of Brother John

She let it be known that she too had a gun

But nobody should worry

'Cause it's just a Little gun

Little gun little gun little gun


Well I thought of her lying there

With her long lovely lonely old limbs

She's thinking on the nation and she's chanting out her salvation hymns

And deep in her sleep she says "o my sweet Ron,"

But it's one of those nights when sweet Ron is gone

Still she reaches out her arms as if to hold someone

But when she bends down to kiss it

It's just that little gun

little gun little gun little gun

Little gun little gun little gun little gun

Little gun hyah

Now ain't that cute, cute, cute

I hope she don't shoot, shoot shoot

Little gun's they look a lot bigger

Little gun when your finger's on the trigger

Little gun I said they look a lot bigger

Little gun, when your fingers on the trigger

It was in the darkest part of the night

When they came for the chosen ones

There was a man with a hood on his head

Which ones were the ones

They took them outside

They were trembling with fear

And they shot them in the night

Where their families could hear

You saw it next day on the TV

There were 27 bodies lying dead in the street

And the newsman stood in El Salvador's sun

And he wondered out loud why and how was this done

Well me I got a feelin'

It was just that little gun

Little gun little gun little gun

Little gun little gun little gun little gun

Little gun


That ain't cute, cute, cute

No don't shoot, don't shoot

Visit Keith Elshaw's Tango site
BAAM! (2017)
Poetry/Music Project
Song Instead of a Kiss (1992)
released on Alannah Myles album Rockinghorse
Little Gun (1981)
A song about the murder of John Lennon

The Milton Acorn Memorial People's Poetry Award, 1989
Special Choice Award, Children's Book Centre, 1993
Socan Airplay Award, 1994
Chalmer's Award, Theatre for Young Audiences, 1998

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