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Lynyrd Skynyrd Wows In Rare 1997 Performance Of 'Saturday Night Special'

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There is no question that Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Their Southern rock charm and unmistakable sound has made them one of music history's most legendary groups.

So when something like this rare 1997 performance of "Saturday Night Special" is uncovered, attention must be paid. Did we mention it's a live performance?

"Saturday Night Special" was released off of the album Nuthin' Fancy in 1975. It's controversial gun control message garnered attention from fans, and resonated with many. It's never wrong to push the boundaries a little in rock n' roll! 

"Hand guns are made for killin'
Ain't no good for nothin' else"

Original lead vocalist and one of the band's founding members, Ronnie Van Zant is the voice heard on the 70's recording, but in this performance we see the torch passed to younger brother Johnny Van Zant on the mic. 

The 1975 album was the band's third, but their first to reach the Top 10. Nuthin' Fancy peaked at #9 on the U.S. album charts and was later certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA. The songs featured were released again by the reformed Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1987, seen in the performance below. 

Watch Lynyrd Skynyrd's 1997 live performance of "Saturday Night Special" below!

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Two feets they come a creepin'
Like a black cat do
And two bodies are lyin' naked
Creeper think he got nothin' to lose
So he creeps into this house, yeah
And unlocks the door
And while a man reaching for his trousers
Shoots him full of .38 holes

Its a Saturday night special
Got a barrel that's blue and cold
Ain't no good for nothin'
But put a man six feet in a hole

Big Jim's been drinkin' whiskey
And playing poker on a losin' night
Pretty soon, Big Jim starts a thinkin'
Somebody been cheatin' and lyin'
So Big Jim commences to fightin'
I wouldn't tell you no lie
And Big Jim done grab his pistol
Shot his friend right between the eyes

Hand guns are made for killin'
Ain't no good for nothin' else
And if you like your whiskey
You might even shoot yourself
So why don't we dump 'em people
To the bottom of the sea
Before some fool come around here
Wanna shoot either you or me 
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