Eddie Money – Gimme Some Water

I’ve never been a big Eddie Money fan but this is one of his songs I like. This one has an old west theme and I like the guitar. The song is off of his album Life for the Taking released in 1978.

Johnny Cash covered this song live at times… Eddie Money “I had a song called ‘Give Me Some Water,’ and when I was told that Johnny Cash put it in his set — I was on Cloud Nine,” Money said. “I mean this is the guy who ‘Walked the Line!’”

 

Gimme Some Water

Mama never understood what it’s like for a losing man
When her number one son goes bad playing cards with the Devil’s Hand
Daddy got real sick so quick – four walls never understand
I was the one who got good with the gun – took the money from the rich man’s land

Give me some water ’cause I shot a man on the Mexican border
Cool, cool water
Give me some water
I need a little water

Jimmy grew up so fast and he met me at the pass one day
Said, “You’re a wanted man. Take your brother’s hand – I’ll be running with you, anyway.”
So we rode late in the night like fires on the desert sand
’til one day the posse caught us ’cause the sheriff always gets his man

Give me some water ’cause I killed a man on the Mexican border
Cool, cool water
I need a little water

Oh, geeze, if I just get loose my hands
I’d run just as fast as my legs can
But, Lord, I’ve got no room to run
Shouldn’t have done what I did without that gun

Give me some water ’cause I killed a man on the Mexican border
Cool, cool water

Can’t you see that long, white rope hanging from the hangman’s tree
Take the restless horse; tie may hands, of course; tell my mother that I’m finally free
Let me die like a man – no one understands; let me pray that a poor man pray
Smack that horse in the ass; with my last dying gasp my brother could hear me say

Give me some water ’cause I shot a man on the Mexican border
Cool, cool water
Give me some water

Give me some water ’cause I shot a man on the Mexican border
Cool, cool water
Give me some water

Give me some water ’cause I shot a man on the Mexican border
Cool, cool water
Give me some water

Give me some water ’cause I killed a man on the Mexican border
Cool, sweet water
Give me some water

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

5 thoughts on “Eddie Money – Gimme Some Water”

  1. He had a few good songs but overall- better than some worse than others…that picture doesn’t even look like the Eddie Money I remember…and I used to slip all the time and call him Eddie Murray… and I recall Casey Kasem always telling the story about how he was once a NYC cop– Eddie- not Casey…

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    1. He had a few formula songs but yea some were ok. I know…about the pic… the long hair threw me off. I saw a pic of his son yesterday…looked like a twin.
      Yes I remember that about him…being a cop.

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  2. I think Eddie is confused. Johnny Cash has performed a song called “Cool Water” which was written in the 1930’s. It’s considered a classic Western song has been covered by Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Jones, The Replacements, and many others.

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    1. Thank you….Sorry for the late reply…it was in my spam folder…I need to check it more often! Thank you for commenting.

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