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Stagger Lee Lyrics

from Murder Ballads

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"Stagger Lee" is track #2 on the album Murder Ballads. It was written by Garcia, Jerry / Hunter, Robert.
"Stagger Lee" is track #2 on the album Murder Ballads. It was written by Garcia, Jerry / Hunter, Robert.

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It was back in 32 when times were hard
He had a Colt 45 and a deck of cards, Stagger Lee
He wore rat drawn shoes and an old Stetson hat
Had a 28 Ford, had payments on that, Stagger Lee

His woman threw him out in the ice and snow
And told him "Never ever come back no more" Stagger Lee
So he walked through the rain and he walked through the mud
'Til he came to a place called 'The Bucket of Blood' Stagger Lee

He said "Mr Motherfucker, you know who I am" and the barkeeper said
"No, and I don't give a good goddamn" To Stagger Lee
He said "Well bartender, it's plain to see
I'm that bad motherfucker called Stagger Lee, Mr. Stagger Lee"

The barkeeper said "Yeah, I've heard your name down the way
And I kick motherfucking asses like you every day Mr Stagger Lee"
Well all those were the last words that the barkeeper said
'Cause Stag put four holes in his motherfucking head

Just then in came a broad called Nellie Brown
Was known to make more money than any bitch in town
She struts across the bar, hitching up her skirt
Over to Stagger Lee, she's startin' to flirt oh Stagger Lee

She saw the barkeep, said "O God, he can't be dead"
Stag said "Well, just count the holes in the motherfucker's head"
She said, "You ain't look like you scored in quite a time
Why not come to my pad? It won't cost you a dime Mr. Stagger Lee"

"But there's somethin' that I have to say before you begin
You have to be gone 'fore my man Billy Dilly comes in Mr. Stagger Lee"
"I'll stay here till Billy Dilly comes in, till time comes to pass and
Furthermore I fuck Billy Dilly in his motherfucking ass" Said Stagger Lee

"I'm a bad motherfucker, don't you know and I'll crawl over
Fifty good pussies just to get one fat boy's asshole" Said Stagger Lee
Just then Billy Dilly rolls in and he says "You must be
That bad motherfucker called Stagger Lee" I'm Stagger Lee

Yeah, I'm Stagger Lee and you better get down on your knees and
Suck my dick, 'cos If you don't you're gonna be dead" Said Stagger Lee
Billy dropped down and slobbered on his head
And Stag filled him full of lead oh yeah


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