The Sons of Guns Theme Song: songwriter, singer & lyrics

Buddy & Julie Miller

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You know I like  The Discovery Channel‘s show Sons of Guns a lot.

Well. I like the theme song a lot too, so here it is for ya

Tab Benoit sings Shelter Me on the version used as the theme for Sons of Guns.

Shelter Me was written by Buddy & Julie Miller.  Buddy is a well known country music songwriter, singer and guitar player.  Not only has he played on many albulms/CDs/DVDs with other country stars, he has appeared with rock stars like John Fogerty (kinda rock) and Robert Plant (definitely rock.)  Buddy & Julie wrote a lot of songs together and the Shelter Me lyrics might actually be hers.

You can listen (and purchase) to Buddy’s original song here on his MySpace site.

Buddy Miller in 2010:

Check out the large brother playing bass.  He is dancing his ass off isn’t he??  I couldn’t find anything about the inspiration for the song’s lyrics, but it  certainly fits the post-Katrina world in Louisiana.

“Shelter me Lord underneath your wings”

Benoit is from Baton Rouge where the Red Jacket Firearms shop is located.  He was born in Houma, Louisiana which is a Native American community that you may know from the History Channel’s show the Swamp People.

You can Twitter Benoit @tabbenoit

The lyrics by Buddy & Julie Miller:

the earth can shake the sky come down
the mountains all fall to the ground
 but i will fear none of these things
shelter me lord underneath your wings

dark waters rise and thunder pounds
the wheels of war are going round
and all the walls are crumbling
shelter me lord underneath your wings
shelter me lord underneath your wings

hide me underneath your wings
hide me deep inside your heart
in your refuge – cover me
the world can shake
 but lord i’m making you my hiding place

the wind can blow the rain can pour
the deluge breaks the tempest roars
but in the storm my spirit sing
 oh shelter me lord underneath your wing
shelter me lord underneath your wing

hide me underneath your wings
hide me deep inside your heart
in your refuge – cover me
the world can shake
 but lord i’m making you my hiding place

now on the day you call for me
someday when time – no more shall be
 i’ll say death where is your sting
shelter me lord underneath your wing
shelter me lord underneath your wing

hide me underneath your wings
hide me deep inside your heart
in your refuge – cover me
the world can shake
 but lord i’m making you my hiding place

now on the day you call for me
someday when time – no more shall be
 i’ll say oh death where is your sting
oh shelter me lord underneath your wings
 i say shelter me lord underneath your wing
shelter me lord underneath your wing

And here it is with (I think) a studio version and a static vid someone made of a portion of the shows opening.

And here is the actual opening from the show.

“God made man and Sam Colt made them equal”

In the show, you also hear Ten Million Slaves by Otis TaylorHere you will find Otis Taylor singing the great blues standard Baby Please Don’t Go.   Taylor was featured on the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse Blues set, available on Amazon and other sites.

But this post is about the song used as the theme in the opening of Sons of Guns.

Long as we are at it, here’s a Q & A with Will Hayden.

Interested in the bios of the Sons of Guns staff?  Click here.

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