Pedersoli Pedersoli
Black powder Magazine
The song of the Hawken rifle by Tony Edwards

There are not many occasions in history when a rifle inspired a song or poem. We are very lucky and proud that our Hawken rifle is now one of the very few guns of the World, that was able to inspire an excellent song!

Click here to listen to Tony Edward's excellent song: The Shooting Match

 

 

THE SHOOTING MATCH © TONY EDWARDS

 

AT A SHOOTING MATCH IN DENVER, EVERYBODY CAME

THE GREATEST SHOOTERS IN THE WEST, TO SEEK THEIR SHARE OF FAME

THE SHOOTERS CAME FROM FAR AND WIDE, THEY NUMBERED BY THE SCORE

YOU HAD TO HIT NINE OUT OF TEN TO STAY THERE IN THE DRAW.

 

ALL THE SHOOTERS HAD THEIR TURN. THE JUDGES DID AGREE,

DOC BODAGARD ,AND TWO GUN WILLY, CARDIFF, MADE THE THREE.

DOC HE HAD THE REPUTATION, WON THE SHOOT BEFORE

WILLY CAME FROM TEXAS, HE WAS RUNNING FROM THE LAW.

 

ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS WAS FIRST PRIZE THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL

THE GREATEST SHOOTERS IN THE WEST TO SEE WHICH ONE WOULD FALL.

DOC BODAGARD AND TWO GUN WILLY, CARDIFF WERE THE BEST.

NINETY SEVEN FROM ONE HUNDRED, BETTER THAN THE REST.

 

DOC HE HAD THE WINCHESTER, IT WAS A FORTY FOUR

WILLY HAD THE NAVY COLTS, THE FASTEST ON THE DRAW

CARDIFF HAD THE HAWKEN RIFLE MADE FROM BLACKENED STEEL

MADE IN 1856 IT'S REPUTATION REAL.

 

CHORUS 1

 

HIS ARMS WERE HEAVY MADE OF LEAD HE COUNTED EVERY SHOT,

THE SWEAT AND SMOKE WERE IN HIS EYES, HIS RIFLE BURNING HOT.

REMEMBERING HIS DADDY'S WORDS BEFORE HE WENT TO REST

YOU ONLY HAVE TO PICK IT UP LET THE HAWKEN DO THE REST.

 

ALL THE COWBOYS HAD THEIR TURN THE JUDGES DID DECREE

DOC BODAGARD AND TWO GUN WILLY SECOND OUT OF THREE.

THE STORY SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE WEST OF CARDIFF'S RISE TO FAME

HE SAID "THE HAWKEN WON THE PRIZE, I ONLY HAD TO AIM".

 

ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS WAS FIRST PRIZE THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL

THE GREATEST SHOOTERS IN THE WEST TO SEE WHICH ONE WOULD FALL.

DOC BODAGARD AND TWO GUN WILLY, CARDIFF WERE THE BEST.

NINETY SEVEN FROM ONE HUNDRED, BETTER THAN THE REST.

 

DOC BODAGARD AND TWO GUN WILLY COULDN'T PASS THE TEST,

97 FROM 100 CARDIFF HIT THE REST


Galleria fotografica e Video