Click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj80xP3nK0A for my \"true HD ~ Lynyrd Skynyrd \"Gimme Three Steps\" live (2007)\" video, from the Concert at Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY, on June 15, 2007.
Live concert in Nashville, Tennessee (2003). It was during their Vicious Cycle Tour, and marked the band\'s 30 years of rock \'n roll.
\"Gimme Three Steps\" was released on Lynyrd Skynyrd\'s 1973 debut album, (Pronounced \'Lĕh-\'nérd \'Skin-\'nérd).
The song is memorable for its opening riff and story of how the speaker was dancing with a girl named Linda Lou at a bar when a man, probably the girl\'s boyfriend or husband, enters with a gun (described as a .44) and catches them, angrily believing her to be cheating. The song\'s title refers to the chorus, \"Won\'t you give me three steps/Gimme three steps mister/Gimme three steps towards the door?/Gimme three steps/Gimme three steps mister/And you\'ll never see me no more.\" ...essentially asking for three steps head start to flee.
The song is also based on a real-life experience Ronnie Van Zant had at a biker bar in Jacksonville known as The Pastime, including having a gun pulled on him, and thus inspiring him to write the lyrics on his way home.
On September 22, 2012, The Pastime Bar, located at the intersection of Normandy Boulevard and Lenox Avenues (5301 Lenox Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida), walking distance from the Van Zant family home at that time, will be re-dedicated and renamed The Jug.
On September 25, 2012, it was announced that The Jug may close forever due to the lack of renovation funds and church influence from The Potters House church located on Normandy Boulevard. It is being discussed to see if The Jug can be \"grandfathered\" into doing business as it has been at its current location for some 40 years and the church currently occupies an old retail outlet. A petition has been started on Facebook at facebook.com/savethejug and outreach started to local entertainment who has worked with Lynyrd Skynyrd over the years for their assistance in keeping The Jug open.