Bad, Bad Leroy Brown Lyrics

Jim Croce


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: James Croce
album: Track 8 in album Life and Times
release date: 1973-1
popularity : 61 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 3:01
vocal: Jim Croce
composer: Jim Croce
lyricist: Jim Croce

Cover Art

Jim Croce Life and Times 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 thirty two 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
And 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

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

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

Badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 One Less Set of Footsteps
  • 2 Roller Derby Queen
  • 3 Dreamin' Again
  • 4 Careful Man
  • 5 Alabama Rain
  • 6 Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' the Blues)
  • 7 Next Time, This Time
  • 8 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  • 9 These Dreams
  • 10 Speedball Tucker
  • 11 It Doesn't Have to Be That Way