Sam Cooper, Jerricat Music (SESAC), Red Heart Records, Jericat Group LLC
Pearly (solo version)

Lyric Credits: Sam Cooper
Music Credits: Sam Cooper
Producer Credits: Sam Cooper
Publisher Credits: Jerricat Music (SESAC)
Performance Credits: Sammy Buonocore--drums, backup vocals, Steve Bibbo--keyboards, backup vocals, Karen Cassidy--backup vocals, Sam Cooper--lead vocals, guitars, bass guitar
Label Credits: Red Heart Records
Short Song Description:
The story of a gunslinger in the Wild West who met a lady in a saloon. They were drinking shots and she was hoping she could get him to shoot her old man so they could hook up. Perfect for a Johnny Lang/Joe Cocker -type singer.
Long Song Description:
It's the wild west with gunslingers, saloon ladies, whiskey, murder, etc....
Story Behind the Song:
The name of the gunslinger in the song was inspired by a delicatessen in Richmond, VA.
Song Length 3:35
Primary Genre Rock-Classic
Tempo / Feel Blues-Rock
Tempo / Feel Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1 Danger
Subject Matter 2 Murder, Rape
Mood 1 Aggressive
Mood 2 Anxious
Similar Artist 1 Joe Cocker
Similar Artist 2 Kenny Wayne Shepard Band
Language English
Era 1980 - 1989
lyrics and music by Sam Cooper

He pulled another gold piece from his hand-stitched leather vest,
Tossed and shot it while in mid-air with a bullet that was blessed,
Smoke crawled from the barrel of his shiny silver gun,
And it was nice, like burning dice, how he rolled it home for fun,

Pearly, Pearly, Pearly,
Kill that one for me,
Pearly, Pearly Donovan,
Gets up early just to shoot three men.

She pulled another gold piece from the valley in her chest,
And tossed it on the counter, and ordered whiskey with the rest,
This time she ordered two drinks, one was for the gun,
She pushed one glass toward Pearly, and said, "Here friend, kill this one!"
And she said...(chorus)

Seems like another era since those coins were being passed,
The women were so wild then, and the guns were moving fast,
Now Lily wanted Pearly, but she had another man,
So she took Pearly to the back room, and pointed him out,
And told Pearly, as she squeezed his hand,
And she said...(chorus)