Mr. Banker

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"Mr. Banker"
Single by Lynyrd Skynyrd
from the album (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) (2001 re-release)
Released 2001
Recorded Studio One,
Doraville, Georgia,
United States
April, 1973
Genre Southern rock
Length 5:23
Label MCA Records
Writer(s) Ronnie Van Zant
Gary Rossington
Ed King
Producer(s) Al Kooper
Lynyrd Skynyrd singles chronology
"Gimme Three Steps"
"Mr. Banker"
"Don't Ask Me No Questions"

"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.[1]


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. [2]


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