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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusic · 1 decade ago

Who was it that recorded a song that begins 'John Wesley Hardin, shot a man for snoring'?

I first heard this song in the early 80's but it may have been old even then.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Bellamy Brothers, but I'm not sure of the album (eeek! Vinyl) or the year.

  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe this is the song you are looking for....

    "John Wesley Hardin" Parody by Airfarcewon

    John Wesley Hardin,

    Shot many men, they gave him no pardon

    He served a long sentence,

    But, all his life he had no repentance

    Age fifteen, he killed the first, and names on his list,

    Longer will grow, oh, oh,

    John Wesley Hardin,

    Shot many men, they gave him no pardon

    Out in Texas, he's born, on an early spring morn

    Had a hatred 'bout the Civil war, as it's over

    Killed a slave, becomes a rover

    That this way, he'd turn out, seems so much in doubt

    'Cause his father was good, and a fine Methodism preacher

    Wes will be a teacher..

    His life, like a knife, just cut the wrong way

    And Texas Rangers trailed him a long way

    Made Huntsville jail his home for twenty five

    John Wesley Hardin

    Shot many men, they gave him no pardon

    He served a long sentence,

    But all his life he showed no repentance

    John Wesley Hardin,

    Killed many men, they gave him no pardon

    With his prison release, killings finally did cease,

    And he drifted out to El Paso and became a lawyer, there

    Began writing his story to share

    But then, before it is all done, he'll die from a gun

    Shot in back of the head at the Acme Saloon bar

    Some small dispute just went too far

    His life, like a knife, cut short the wrong way

    Died, as he lived, the violent strong way

    Children must complete autobiography

    John Wesley Hardin,

    Shot many men, they gave him no pardon

    He served a long sentence,

    But, all his life, he had no repentance

    John Wesley Hardin,

    Killed many men, they have him no pardon

    He served his long sentence

    But all his life, he had no repentance

  • 1 decade ago

    John Wesley Harding was recorded by Bob Dylan

    I John Wesley Harding

    Was a friend to the poor,

    He trav'led with a gun in ev'ry hand.

    All along this countryside,

    He opened a many a door,

    But he was never known

    To hurt an honest man.

    'Twas down in Chaynee County,

    A time they talk about,

    With his lady by his side

    He took a stand.

    And soon the situation there

    Was all but straightened out,

    For he was always known

    To lend a helping hand.

    All across the telegraph

    His name it did resound,

    But no charge held against him

    Could they prove.

    And there was no man around

    Who could track or chain him down,

    He was never known

    To make a foolish move.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bob Dylan

    Source(s): Totally guessing.
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  • 1 decade ago

    bob dylan off album same name

  • 1 decade ago

    huh

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