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Track

Held Up Without a Gun

Label
Columbia Records
Release Date
1 January 1970
Lyrics

I was out
driving just a
taking it slow
Looked at my
tank it was
reading low
Pulled in a
Exxon station
out on Highway
One
Held up without
a gun, held up
without a gun

Some damn fool
with a guitar
walkin’ down
the street
ain’t got
nowhere to go
Ain’t got
nothing to eat
Man with a cigar says,
“Sign here son”
Held up without
a gun, held up
without a gun

Now it’s a sin
and it oughta
be a crime
You know it
happens buddy
all the time
Try to make a
living, try to
have a little
fun
Held up without
a gun, held up
without a gun

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