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(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance

This song is by James Taylor and appears on the album That's Why I'm Here (1985).

This song is a cover of "(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance" by Gene Pitney.
When Liberty Valance came to town, womenfolk would hide, they'd hide
When Liberty Valance walked around, 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 ease 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

Now the love of a woman 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 it came to shootin' straight and fast he was mighty good

Alone and afraid she prayed that he'd return that fateful night, that night
Was nothin' she said could keep her man from goin' out to fight
But the point of a gun was the only law that Liberty understood
When the final showdown came to pass, a law-book was no good

Out in the sun two shots rang 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