Styx - Renegade Music Box (Hangman)

Author
LoveThatBox
Type
Full range 60
Created
10/11/2021 18:55
BPM
80
Length
1830

This song was written in 1978, by Tommy Shaw. He has stated in interviews that was a song that just came to him one day, fully formed. Originally he wrote it on piano, and it was very different than how it came to be recorded. The a capella opening was originally three-part harmony, and the song itself was a lot slower, more dirge-like. James "JY" Young originally hated the song. However, as the band re-worked it, he came to love it so much that he asked Tommy if he could play the lead guitar solo. As far as troubles with the law, Tommy has stated that he never has had any issues with the law; the song just came to him as fictional storytelling. .

Lyrics :
Oh Mama, I'm in fear for my life from the long arm of the law
Law man has put an end to my running and I'm so far from my home
Oh Mama I can hear you a cryin', you're so scared and all alone
Hangman is comin' down from the gallows and I don't have very long

The jig is up, the news is out
They finally found me
The renegade who had it made
Retrieved for a bounty
Never more to go astray
This'll be the end today
Of the wanted man

Oh Mama, I've been years on the lam and had a high price on my head
Lawman said 'Get him dead or alive' and it's for sure he'll see me dead
Dear Mama I can hear you cryin', you're so scared and all alone
Hangman is comin' down from the gallows and I don't have very long

The jig is up, the news is out
They finally found me
The renegade who had it made
Retrieved for a bounty
Never more to go astray
The judge'll have revenge today
On the wanted man

Oh Mama, I'm in fear for my life from the long arm of the law
Hangman is comin' down from the gallows and I don't have very long

The jig is up, the news is out
They finally found me
The renegade who had it made
Retrieved for a bounty
Never more to go astray
This'll be the end today
Of the wanted man
Wanted Man
And i no ho oh oh no no
Hey hey


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LoveThatBox on Nov. 10, 2021, 7:16 p.m.

Since 2002, "Renegade" has been the rallying anthem of the Pittsburg Steelers

FNAFBOX on Nov. 10, 2021, 7:20 p.m.

This is both a classic and a cool song, one that gets stuck in your head. Nice Music Box.

LoveThatBox on Nov. 11, 2021, 2:55 p.m.

ty <3 I appreciate it i just wanted to share this song long time watcher tho also play guild wars 2 and use your stuff on gw2mb.com its how i found this site. You guys do some awesome music box stuff over there! and Over here! love these sites.

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