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 March 24, 1967
Format 7"
Genre Baroque pop, folk pop
Length 2:16
Label Decca/Deram
Writer(s) Cat Stevens
Producer(s) Mike Hurst
Cat Stevens singles chronology
"Matthew and Son"
"I'm Gonna Get Me a Gun"
"A Bad Night"

"I'm Gonna Get Me A Gun" is a song that Cat Stevens composed and recorded in 1967, and was produced by Mike Hurst of Decca Records' recently added Deram Records. It was released as a 45 in the UK, reaching number 6 in the charts, and was featured on U.S pressings of his debut album Matthew and Son.


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.



Year Chart UK Chart Position
1967 Pop Songs #6

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