"Son Of A Gun" as written by Eugene Kelly and Frances Mckee....
Swing swing up and down,
Turn turn turn around,
Round round round and about and over again.

Gun gun son of a gun,
You are the only one,
And no one else can take my place.

The sun shines in the bedroom when you play,
And the raining always starts when you go away.

Lyrics submitted by Pet_Virus

"Son of a Gun" as written by Ricardo Ducent Orville Burrell

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    General CommentHow come nobody said anything about this song??? It´s great, i love it, I can´t help seeing life happier every time i listen to it. If I had my life done in a movie, this song would be in the soundtrack!
    Legozon September 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAboout childhood love (which I'm curently experiencing to a much more morbid degree) and how the person who "fancies" the other person loves being with them and can't stand being away from them.
    Thesmellyoneon September 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsex.
    whiskeyclonehotelon September 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is yet another example of a good song that most people think Nirvana wrote thanks to unplugged but like most of the songs he covered (especially Plateau by the Meat Puppets) the original is amazingly better (not that I don't love Nirvana.) This song reminds me of my high school sweatheart.
    Tim_NorByon February 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSon of a Gun isn't on Unplugged. Also, Kurt was pretty vocal about his love of The Vaselines; I think most people who have heard the Nirvana version know they didn't write it. I agree with Whiskeyclonehotel, I think it's about sex.
    Reiveron May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. :]
    On the back of The Vaselines: A Complete History, underneath the title 'Son of A Gun', it says something like: "Young love and shooting your gun."

    I think the title alludes to a love being born out heroine, either loving heroine immensely and everything being good with it or not with it. [[Same with any drug.]] Or falling for someone when you are under the influence of it.
    Victorianism.on December 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbedroom rockin', perfect amateurism.
    acorm88on October 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis songs so pretty:)...i think its about like ur first love and the 'Swing swing up and down, Turn turn turn around, Round round round and about and over again.' is a reference to alot of sex, like ina new relationship...the chorus so so sweet
    supervixenPgrrlon December 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentcould this be about masturbation?
    bullockcarton October 28, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think the interpretations about the song being about sex and love are probably right. Personally I like to listen to this song interpreted as a making babies song where the sex has actually ended up to a situation where a baby has been conceived, born and is now a toddler turning, swinging, going round, playing in the bedroom. Seen like this it's an extremely joyful song, full of warmth and happiness, joy that one hopefully experiences with one's spouse while making babies, and then when one watches the priceless end result playing and growing. Probably it's just meant to be a song of wild sex, though :)
    lynxrattleon June 09, 2017   Link

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