"Who Shot Sam" is a song by
George Jones. It was recorded and released as a single in 1959 by
Mercury Records and reached No. 7 on the country singles chart. Jones wrote the song with Darrell Edwards, with whom he had collaborated on several occasions, and Ray Jackson. The song is very similar to "
White Lightning". Like "White Lightning", "Who Shot Sam" appeared on the low rungs of the pop chart, peaking at No. 93. The song tells the story about a wild Saturday-night shoot-out in