The Horror Honeys: Revenge Wednesday Jam ~ 'Pistol Packin' Mama'

Revenge Wednesday Jam ~ 'Pistol Packin' Mama'

Oh, she kicked out my windshield
And she hit me over the head
She cussed and cried and said I lied
And she wished that I was dead
Oh, lay that pistol down, babe
Lay that pistol down
Pistol packing mama
Lay that pistol down

My grandfather (the one I liked) was a strange and awesome dude. He not only instilled in me my love for horror, but he also inspired a love of some seriously eclectic music. One of his favorite hobbies was restoring old key-turned toys, and I would spend hours watching him tinker in his workshop, while we listened to Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye, and Bing Crosby & The Andrew Sisters. As a result of this oddball childhood, I have the musical tastes of an old woman who danced while wiggling her finger in the VA in the 40s. One of my favorite Bing Crosby songs has always been "Pistol Packin' Mama," which has been covered 100 times since. But this hilariously violent revenge song is never as good as when Bing is going one to three against LaVerne, Maxine, and Patty. Just TRY not to tap your toe to this jukebox classic! ~RH