What's Your Name

Album: Street Survivors (1977)
Charted: 13
  • Well, its eight o'clock in Boise, Idaho
    I'll find my limo driver
    Mister, take us to the show
    I done made some plans for later on tonight
    I'll find a little queen
    And I know I can treat her right

    What's your name, little girl?
    What's your name?
    Shootin' you straight, little girl?
    Won't you do the same?

    Back at the hotel
    Lord we got such a mess
    It seems that one of the crew
    Had a go with one of the guests, oh yes
    Well, the police said we can't drink in the bar, what a shame
    Won't you come upstairs girl
    And have a drink of champagne

    What's your name, little girl?
    What's your name?
    Shootin' you straight, little girl?
    For there ain't no shame

    What's your name, little girl?
    What's your name?
    Shootin' you straight, little girl?
    Won't you do the same? Awh yeah

    What's your name, little girl?
    What's your name?
    Shootin' you straight, little girl?
    Won't you do the same?

    Nine o'clock the next day
    And I'm ready to go
    I got six hundred miles to ride
    To do one more show, oh no
    Can I get you a taxi home
    It sure was grand
    When I come back here next year
    I want to see you again

    What was your name, little girl?
    What's your name?
    Shootin' you straight, little girl?
    Well there ain't no shame
    What was your name, little girl?
    What's your name?
    Shootin' you straight, little girl?
    Won't you do the same? Woo Writer/s: RONNIE VAN ZANT, GARY ROBERT ROSSINGTON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 14

  • Bart from Boise, IdI saw Lynrd Skynrd reunion tour June 1988 in Boise, Id. When they played What's Your Name they told the audience they had been waiting a long time to finally play that song in Boise, Id.
  • Patrick from Brimfield, MaThis song was also featured in the 2004 ESPN Film 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story, during the scene where Dale Earnhardt celebrates his 1979 NASCAR Rookie of the Year Award.
  • Rich from Portsmouth, NhAs a 'boomer' growing up in the 1950's, this is the memorable, simple question sung out by Don & Juan!
    I'm surprised that it's not on your list.
  • Cory from Nashville, TnFor some reason I always used to think Ronnie said "Shouldn't you stay" instead of "Shooting you straight" haha. Great song.
  • Jim from Long Beach, CaThe irony of this song is the lryic"If we come back here next year I wanna see you again"..That yea was the fatal plane crash. They didn't tour until 1987 with a revamped line up..
  • Mike from Lincoln Park, MiSomehow, just by listening to it, this song sounds more like a country song than a classic rock song.
  • Jon from Chilliwack, CanadaThis song rocks. So does the band. You all know it... so shut and admit it's greatness!
  • Zap from Norwalk, CtIt was Roadie Craig Reed who is referenced in the song. Craig was on the plane when it went down, but survived. At the time of the crash, he was a guitar tech. Unfortunately, Craig has recently been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, and is in failing health.
  • Steve from Hartselle, AlActually it was the drummer Artimus Pyle who got them kicked out for comming on to one of the guests.
    Steve,Alabama
  • Jj from Jacksonville, FlActually the song was about some action they got into in a hotel bar in Newcastle, England. Ronnie, Billy, Gary and a reporter where sat in the bar when a group of bucket salesmen got rowdy and accosted a young lady, ronnie being the southern gentleman he was, decided to wade in and help the girl, billy and gary then picked up bottles and told the reporter youre either with us or youre not, the four of them got into a real barn burner barn burner and got banned from the bar, boise idahop was added cos newcastle england just dont have the same ring
  • Dirk from Nashville, TnWhat brought it on?...Oh... maybe three decades of hearing yet another song that sounds like it was written at a Hyatt Regency ABOUT being at a Hyatt Regency played over and over and over and over and over.... Maybe that in part.
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaGregmon, not a roadie who travels with the band. dirk, what brought that on?
  • Dirk from Nashville, TnIf you had one wish that you could make a song disappear from the airwaves forever, would it be this one?
  • Gregmon from Intelbuquerque, NmOther than the roadie fighting a guest in the hotel bar, it's certainly about groupies offering themselves to musicians.
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