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Stagger Lee Lyrics

from The Exciting Lloyd Price

"Stagger Lee" is track #1 on the album The Exciting Lloyd Price. It was written by Garcia, Jerome J. / Hunter, Robert C..
"Stagger Lee" is track #1 on the album The Exciting Lloyd Price. It was written by Garcia, Jerome J. / Hunter, Robert C..

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The night was clear
And the moon was yellow
And the leaves came tumbling down

I was standing on the corner
When I heard my bulldog bark
He was barkin' at the two men who were gamblin'
In the dark

It was Stagger Lee and Billy
Two men who gambled late
Stagger Lee threw seven
Billy swore that he threw eight
Stagger Lee told Billy
I can't let you go with that
You have won all my money and my brand new
Stetson hat

Stagger Lee went home
And he got his forty-four
Said, I'm goin' to the barroom just to pay that
Debt I owe

Stagger Lee went to the barroom
And he stood across the barroom door
He said, nobody move and he pulled his
Forty-four

Stagger Lee, cried Billy
Oh, please don't take my life
I've got three little children and a very
Sickly wife

Stagger Lee shot Billy
Oh, he shot that poor boy so bad
'Till the bullet came through Billy and it broke the bar
Tender's glass

Songwriters
GARCIA, JEROME J. / HUNTER, ROBERT C.

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