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"We Both Reached for the Gun" was written by John Kander;fred Ebb.
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Mr. Billy Flynn in the press conference
Notice his mouth never moves, almost

Where'd you come from?
Mississippi
And your parents?
Very wealthy
Where are they now?
Six feet under

But she was granted one more start
The convent of The Sacred Heart

When'd you get here?
1920
How old were you?
Don't remember
Then what happened?
I met Amos and he stole my heart away
Convinced me to elope one day

A convent girl! A run-away marriage!
Oh, it's too terrible, you poor, poor dear

Who's Fred Casely?
My ex-boyfriend
Why'd you shoot him?
I was leavin'
Was he angry?
Like a madman
Still I said, "Fred, move along"

She knew that she was doin' wrong

Then describe it
He came toward me
With a pistol?
From my bureau
Did you fight him?
Like a tiger

He had strength and she had none

And yet we both reached for the gun
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, we both, oh yes we both
Oh yes, we both reached for the gun
The gun, the gun, the gun
Oh yes, we both reached for the gun, for the gun

Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, they both, oh yes, they both
Oh yes, they both reached for the gun
The gun, the gun, the gun
Oh yes, they both reached for the gun, for the gun

Understandable, understandable
Yes, it's perfectly understandable
Comprehensible, comprehensible
Not a bit reprehensible, it's so defensible

How're you feeling?
Very frightened
Are you sorry?
Are you kidding?
What's you're statement?
All I'd say is, though my choo-choo jumped the track
I'd give my life to bring him back

And?
Stay away from
What?
Jazz and liquor
And?
And the men who
What?
Play for fun

And what?
That's the thought that
Yeah
Came upon me
When?
When we both reached for the gun

Understandable, understandable
Yes, it's perfectly understandable
Comprehensible, comprehensible
Not a bit reprehensible, it's so defensible

Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, they both, oh yes, they both
(Let me hear it!)
Oh yes, they both reached for the gun
The gun, the gun, the gun
Oh yes, they both reached for the gun, for the gun
(Little louder)

Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, they both, oh yes they both
Oh yes, they both reached for the gun
The gun, the gun, the gun
Oh yes, they both reached for the gun, for the gun
(Now you got it)

Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, they both, oh yes they both
Oh yes, they both reached for the gun
The gun, the gun, the gun
Oh yes, they both reached for the gun, for the gun

Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, they both
Oh yes, they both, oh yes, they both reached for the gun
The gun, the gun, the gun
The gun, the gun, the gun, the gun
The gun, the gun, the gun, the gun
The gun, the gun, the gun, the gun

(Both reached for the gun)
The gun, the gun, the gun, the gun
The gun, the gun, the gun, the gun
The gun, the gun, the gun, the gun
The gun, the gun, the gun, the gun
Both reached for the gun

Songwriters
John Kander;Fred Ebb

Published by
KANDER AND EBB, INC.;UNICHAPPELL MUSIC, INC.

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