Boltgun (Warhammer 40k - Big Iron Parody)

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Shared February 6, 2017

A parody of Marty Robbins' Cowboy ballad classic Big Iron (AKA that one song from Fallout: New Vegas), with Warhammer 40k inspired lyrics. Play it when you need to get old-school Inquisitorial.


To the hive of Aguafrias came a stranger one grim day
Hardly spoke to the Arbites, didn't have too much to say
No one dared to slit his purse-strings, no one dared to make a slip
for the black-clad man among them had a boltgun on his hip
Boltgun on his hip

It was early in the morning when he landed at the 'port
And he spent his day in houses of a foul and darkling sort
He's a heretic from offworld came the whisper from each lip
And he's here to weave some chaos with the boltgun on his hip
Boltgun on his hip

In this town there lived a ganger by the name of Nocturne Red
Many Judges tried to take him and those men of law were dead
He was vicious and augmented at the age of one-oh-four
And the notches on his laslocks numbered ten and fourscore more
Ten and fourscore more

Now the stranger started showing there, to all the folks around
A strange brooch of foreign metal, Gothic I in silver bound
He came here on bitter business, to leave all the sinners dead
And on the list of purge-ed was the name of Nocturne Red
The name of Nocturne Red

Wasn't long before the rumors were relayed to Nocturne Red
But the ganger didn't worry- he would leave the 'quis'tor dead
Ninety men had tried to end him, ninety men had made a slip
Ninety one would be the 'quistor with the boltgun on his hip
Boltgun on his hip

It was thirty-seven minutes 'fore the 'quistor found his prey
They met in a darkened fac'try where the bravest feared to stray
Scum were watching from the gantries, mutie creatures held their breath
they hoped this holy agent was about to meet his death
about to meet his death

There was forty feet between them when they stopped to make their play
And the swiftness of the 'quistor is still talked about today
Nocturne Red had not cleared plasteel fore a boltshell fairly tore
And the 'quistors aim was blessed by Our Holy Emperor
Our holy Emperor

It was over in a moment and the final cleanse began
Mutant scum were cut down righteous, brightly burning as they ran
For the stranger brought stormtroopers and the Hive had made a slip
None escapes the Emperor's 'quistor with a boltgun on his hip
Boltgun on his hip

Boltgun, Mars Boltgun

None escapes the Emperor's 'quistor with a boltgun on his hip
Boltgun on his hip

Joel Craig

It might be a parody but when i hear this song i still keep an eye out for Deathclaws, or maybe genestealers

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 1,504

D1 Halberd Gnoll

Parody? This is about 38.000 years befiore its time.

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 535

austin hall

As a man who has sunk an embarrassing number of hours into Fallout: New Vegas, and is a rabid fan of Warhammer 40k, this song gets my seal of approval. Keep up the amazing wok!

2 years ago | [YT] | 2,078

Hans van wyk

Patrolling the Ultima Segmentum almost makes you wish for an Exterminatus.

2 years ago | [YT] | 3,332

Wade Wilson


2 years ago | [YT] | 1,873

God Emperor

I approve of this. Someone can install this on my Text To Speech device ?

2 years ago | [YT] | 774


Just try to imagine a Fallout style game set in a Hive City. The endlessly feuding gangs, the haughty aristocrats, the ferocious mutants, the faceless Arbites, rugged settlers, primitive rat-skins and spooky Spire hunters, the deeply buried techno-treasures, the horrific monstrosities crawling out of the toxic sludge, zealous crusaders of the Imperial faith, sinister cults lurking in dark corners, the constant struggles to survive in the harsh and poisonous environments, the endless possibilities to find adventure, riches, glory and death! Somebody please make that game.

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 575


Heretics like you belong on a cross.

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 511

Smitty Werben Jaeger man Jensen

I love that "Texas Red" became "Nocturne Red" Because, you know, inhospitable wasteland.

1 year ago | [YT] | 489

Robin Taylor

We won't go quietly. The Traitor Legions can count on that

2 years ago | [YT] | 622

Stripey Arse

"I don't want want to commit Ex-term-min-atus." "I, just want to start, a flame in your heart."

2 years ago | [YT] | 418

Commander Shepard

"Warp Card: Tzeench in management" "The Emperor always wins I" "For the Regiment part 1" "No Gods, no Psykers" "Ork Misbehaving" "They Went In-The-Eye" "Climb Ev'ry Monastery" "A Bit Of Tactical Genius" "Cry Me a Reaver" "I Put a Power Sword on You" "Nothin' But a Warp Spawn" "The Moon Comes Over the Titan" "Baneblades By The Number" "Diomedes, Please" "Poor Shoota Never Makes Good Dakka" "You Make Me Feel Like a Battle-Brother" "Geneseed of Our Fallen" "Reach for the Cadia, Master!" "Malleable Mini Boreale Mind" "A Team of Moronic Guardsmen"

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 1,321


I think 2 fandoms just collided that i never fathomed would. damn. sweet.

1 year ago | [YT] | 357

David Lewis

Certified 100% heresy free. The Emperor protects.

2 years ago | [YT] | 260


Ave, true to Emperor.

2 years ago | [YT] | 460

Cheerful Pessimist

Patrolling the Imperium almost makes you wish for a Warp Storm...

1 year ago | [YT] | 265


'Cause I got Baneblades by the number, Rhinos by the score, every day we're shooting makes me hate the xenos more, yes i got baneblades by the number, a war that I can't win, but the day that I stop firing is the day my world will end. Baneblade number one is the one that got stomped. I never knew that orks could stomp that hard, and baneblade number two is when they surged back again, we held fast but the baneblade took a 'nade!

1 year ago | [YT] | 164


The one dislike must be from Nocturne Red... HERESY!

2 years ago | [YT] | 303

Ki McKenzie

You're a real talented musician. You kept the original feel of the song, while implementing a truly 40k experience, like I could literally imagine this. Is there a (legitimate) way to download this? I'd love to support you with this.

2 years ago | [YT] | 129


Another fantastic 40k song, great work! If I may, I'd like to suggest an idea for another song: An Imperial Guard version of "It's a long way to Tipperary"

2 years ago | [YT] | 448