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Cheek to Cheek Standard Edition artwork
Lady Gaga
Writer(s) Sonny Bono
Length 2:23

Cheek to Cheek track listing

"Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" is the second single by singer-actress Cher from her second studio album The Sonny Side of Chér. The song was written by Cher's then-husband Sonny Bono and released in 1966. The song reached number three in the UK Singles Chart and number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and is one of Cher's biggest selling singles of the 1960s. Also in 1966, Nancy Sinatra released her version of the song on her album How Does That Grab You?. It featured tremolo effect guitar (played by Billy Strange) and melancholy singing.

At Formula 1 Grand Prix at Time Supper Club in June 21, 2008, Gaga and DJ Space Cowboy presented the end of "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich" a short remixed elements from this song.

Lady Gaga covered song at Jazz at Lincoln Center for the special TV program "Cheek to Cheek LIVE!". The song live version available as the bonus track on iTunes edition her and Tony Bennett's jazz collaborative album, Cheek to Cheek.

Performances

Dates Location City Globe-green
2014
July 28 Rivington F+B New York City, NY Us
September 5 Harper's Bazaar: NYFW Fete New York City, NY Us
2015
June 23 Rainbow Room Restaurant at SixtyFive Bar New York City, NY Us
October 29 amFAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles Us


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Lyrics

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

Seasons came and changed the time
When I grew up, I called him 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

Music played and people sang
Now for me no church bells rang

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 to lie

Bang bang, I shot you down
Bang bang, he hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
My baby shot me down


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