Gimme Three Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd

  • “Gimmie Three Steps” was  released on Skynyrd’s 1973 debut album (pronounced ‘lĕh-‘nérd ‘skin-‘nérd).

The song is memorable for its opening riff and story of how the speaker was dancing with a girl named Linda Lou at a bar when a man, probably the girl’s boyfriend or husband, enters with a gun (described as a .44) and catches them, angrily believing her to be cheating.

The song’s title refers to the chorus, “Won’t you give me three steps/Gimme three steps mister/Gimme three steps towards the door?/Gimme three steps/Gimme three steps mister/And you’ll never see me no more.” essentially asking for three steps head start to flee.

The song is also based on a real-life experience Ronnie had at a biker bar in Jacksonville known as The Pastime, including having a gun pulled on him, and thus inspiring him to write the lyrics on his way home.


Intro Solo

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