I'm Gonna Get Me a Gun
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|"I'm Gonna Get Me a Gun"|
|Single by Cat Stevens|
|B-side||"School is Out"|
|Released||24 March 1967|
|Genre||Baroque pop, folk pop|
|Cat Stevens singles chronology|
"I'm Gonna Get Me A Gun" is a song that Cat Stevens wrote, composed, and recorded in 1967, and was produced by Mike Hurst of Decca Records's recently added Deram Records label. It was released as a 45 in the UK, reaching number 6 in the UK Singles Chart, and it was featured on U.S pressings of his debut album Matthew and Son.
- Cat Stevens - vocals
- Alan Tew - orchestral arrangements
The song's protagonist is a young man who means to obtain a gun, out of frustration with his grinding, unfulfilling work and the lack of respect he apparently receives from his co-workers. The selection can be perceived as a kind of sequel to "Matthew and Son."
“I'm Gonna Get Me a Gun” was written, composed, and originally released in the middle 1960s, years before workplace violence became a major problem in the United States.
|Year||Chart||UK Chart Position|
|1967||UK Singles Chart||No. 6|
- "I'm Gonna Get Me A Gun by Cat Stevens Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
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