Stagger Lee Lyrics - Lloyd Price

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publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Harold Logan, Lloyd Price
release date: 1959
genres: Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Rock & Roll/Rhythm & Blues
length: 2:20
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
'Til the bullet came through Billy and it broke the bartender's glass

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Stagger Lee
  • 2 I Wish Your Picture Was You
  • 3 Talking About Love
  • 4 What Do You Do To My Heart?
  • 5 You Need Love
  • 6 Mailman Blues
  • 7 Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day)?
  • 8 Why
  • 9 Lawdy Miss Clawdy
  • 10 Oh, Oh, Oh
  • 11 A Foggy Day
  • 12 Just Because