Who Sang Stagger Lee? Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett I'm in Love cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
release date: 1968
genres: Funk / Soul
styles: Soul
length: 2:22
recording engineer: Tom Dowd
baritone saxophone: Floyd Newman
bass: Tommy Cogbill
drums (drum set): Gene Chrisman
guitar: Reggie Young and Bobby Womack
organ: Bobby Emmons
piano: Bobby Wood
tenor saxophone: King Curtis and Charles Chalmers
trumpet: Gene “Bowlegs” Miller
vocal: Wilson Pickett
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 started off goin' down that railroad track
He said "I can't get you Billy but don't be here when I come back"

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 shot Billy, oh he shot that poor boy so bad
Till the bullet came through Billy and it broke the bartender's glass

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Jealous Love
  • 2 Stagger Lee
  • 3 That Kind of Love
  • 4 I'm in Love
  • 5 Hello Sunshine
  • 6 Don't Cry No More
  • 7 We've Got to Have Love
  • 8 Bring It on Home to Me
  • 9 She's Lookin' Good
  • 10 I've Come a Long Way