Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
by Cher

Album: The Sonny Side of Cher (1966)
Charted: 3 2
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  • I was five and he was six
    We rode on horses made of sticks
    He wore black and I wore white
    He would always win the fight

    [Chorus]
    Bang bang, he shot me down
    Bang bang, I hit the ground
    Bang bang, that awful sound
    Bang bang, my baby shot me down

    Seasons came and changed the time
    And I grew up, I called him mine
    He would always laugh and say
    "Remember when we used to play?"

    Bang bang, I shot you down
    Bang bang, you hit the ground
    Bang bang, that awful sound
    Bang bang, I used to shoot you down

    Music played and people sang
    Just for me the church bells rang

    Now he's gone I don't know why
    Until this days sometimes I cry
    He didn't even say goodbye
    He didn't take the time to lie

    [Chorus]

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 6th 1966, "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" by Cher entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #75; and six weeks later on April 17th, 1966 it peaked at #2* {for 1 week} and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
    It also reached #2 in New Zealand...
    Between 1965 and 2002 she, as a solo artist, had thirty-three Top 100 records; twelve made the Top 10 with four reaching #1; "Gypsys, Tramps, and Thieves" for two weeks in 1971, "Half-Breed" for two weeks in 1973, "Dark Lady" for one week in 1974, and "Believe" for four weeks in 1999...
    Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian, will celebrate her 69th birthday in two months on May 20th {2015}...
    * The week "Bang Bang" was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration" by the Righteous Brothers.
  • Ivan from Santiago, ChileNancy's cover is better,foe me.
  • Lester from New York City, NyTerry Reid covered this in 1968 on an album called, interestingly enough, 'Bang Bang, You're Terry Reid'.
  • Bob from Southfield, MiThis song was also covered by Vanilla Fudge on their first (Self-titled)album.
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