Bad Bad Leroy Brown Lyrics

Jim Croce


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: James Croce
album: Track 2 in album The Legendary Jim Croce
release date: 1989
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
length: 3:01
vocal: Jim Croce
composer: Jim Croce
lyricist: Jim Croce

Cover Art

Jim Croce The Legendary Jim Croce cover art
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Well the South side of Chicago
Is the baddest part of town
And if you go down there
You better just beware
Of a man named Leroy Brown

Now Leroy more than trouble
You see he stand 'bout six foot four
All the downtown ladies call him "Treetop Lover"
All the men just call him "Sir"

And it's bad, bad Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damned town
Badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

Now Leroy he a gambler
And he like his fancy clothes
And he like to wave his diamond rings
In front of everybody's nose
He got a custom Continental
He got an Eldorado too
He got a 32 gun in his pocket for fun
He got a razor in his shoe

And it's bad, bad Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damned town
Badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

Now Friday 'bout a week ago
Leroy shootin' dice
And at the edge of the bar
Sat a girl named Doris
And oo that girl looked nice
Well he cast his eyes upon her
And the trouble soon began
'Cause Leroy Brown learned a lesson
'Bout messin' with the wife of a jealous man

And it's bad, bad Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damned town
Badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

Well the two men took to fighting
And when they pulled them off the floor
Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle
With a couple of pieces gone


Track Listing

  • 1 Next Time, This Time
  • 2 Bad Bad Leroy Brown
  • 3 These Dreams
  • 4 It Doesn't Have to Be That Way
  • 5 Roller Derby Queen
  • 6 I Got a Name
  • 7 Time in a Bottle
  • 8 Alabama Rain
  • 9 Speedball Tucker
  • 10 One Less Set of Footsteps
  • 11 I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song
  • 12 Operator
  • 13 Photographs and Memories
  • 14 Dreaming Again
  • 15 Lover's Cross
  • 16 You Don't Mess Around With Jim
  • 17 Working at the Car Wash Blues
  • 18 New York's Not My Home