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Lady Gaga: “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”

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Great Performances – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! encores on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 9PM EST on PBS. (check local listings).

Lady Gaga performs the Cher hit, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” from the eagerly anticipated live concert television event Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! featuring hits from the duo’s number 1 album Cheek to Cheek.

“I was five and he was six
We rode on horses made of sticks
He wore black and I wore white
He would always win the fight

Bang bang, he shot me down
Bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
Bang bang, my baby shot me down”

Song Background

Written by Cher’s then-husband Sonny Bono, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” is from the album The Sonny Side of Chér (1966). The version Nancy Sinatra released the same year received more recent exposure on the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino’s film, Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003).

 

[ APPLAUSE ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE [ 'BANG BANG (MY BAB SHOT ME DOWN' PLAYS

♪ I WAS FIVE, AND HE WA SIX ♪ ♪ WE RODE ON THE HORSES MADE OF STICKS ♪ ♪ HE WORE BLACK, AND I WORE WHITE ♪ ♪ HE WOULD ALWAYS WIN THE FIGHT ♪ ♪ BANG, BANG, HE SHOT ME DOWN ♪ ♪ BANG, BANG, I HIT THE GROUND ♪ ♪ BANG, BANG, THAT AWFUL SOUND ♪ ♪ BANG, BANG, MY BABY SHOT ME DOWN ♪ [ INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PLAYS ] ♪ SEASONS CAME AND CHANGED TH TIME ♪ ♪ WHEN I GREW UP, I CALLED HI MINE ♪ ♪ HE WOULD ALWAYS LAUGH AND SAY ♪ ♪ 'REMEMBER WHEN WE USED TO PLAY?' ♪ ♪ BANG, BANG, I SHOT YOU DOWN ♪ ♪ BANG, BANG, I HIT THE GROUND ♪ ♪ BANG, BANG, THAT AWFUL SOUND ♪ ♪ I USED TO SHOOT YOU DOWN ♪ [ INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PLAYS ] ♪ MUSIC PLAYED AND PEOPLE SANG ♪ ♪ NOT FOR ME, NO CHURCH BELLS RANG ♪ [ INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PLAYS ] [ TEMPO QUICKENS ] ♪ NOW HE'S GONE, I DON'T KNOW WHY ♪ ♪ AND 'TILL THIS DAY, SOMETIMES I CRY ♪ ♪ HE DIDN'T EVEN SAY GOODBYE ♪ ♪ HE DIDN'T TAKE THE TIME T LIE ♪ ♪ BANG, BANG, I SHOT YOU DOWN ♪ ♪ BANG, BANG, HE HIT TH GROUND ♪ ♪ BANG, BANG, THAT AWFU SOU-OU-OU-ND ♪ [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ♪ MY...BABY...SHOT...ME-E.. DOW-OW-OW-OW-N ♪ [ INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC FADES ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE