|Single by Lynyrd Skynyrd|
|from the album (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) (2001 re-release)|
|Songwriter(s)||Ronnie Van Zant
|Lynyrd Skynyrd singles chronology|
"Mr. Banker" is a song by southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. The song was recorded "in early 1973" at Studio One, Doraville, Georgia, and was first released as the "B" side of "Gimme Three Steps" (a U.S. single release) in November 1973. It first appeared on an album (and on compact disc) in 1987 - "Legend", track # 8. It was written by Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, and Ed King.
The song is memorable for its lyrics and simple blues guitar riff. The song is sung by Ronnie Van Zant, about a man begging the bank for money to bury his father. Despite misconceptions, the song is not about Van Zant's father, Lacy Van Zant. 
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