Who Sang Bad Bad Leroy Brown? Bobby Vinton

Bobby Vinton The Bobby Vinton Show cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1975
composer: Jim Croce
lyricist: Jim Croce
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

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Bobby Vinton Show Theme (My Melody of Love, instrumental)
  • 2 Runaway
  • 3 Killing Me Softly With His Song
  • 4 Build Me Up Buttercup
  • 5 Help Me Make It Through the Night
  • 6 Bad Bad Leroy Brown
  • 7 The Way We Were
  • 8 Travelin’ Band
  • 9 United We Stand
  • 10 (Where Do I Begin) Love Story
  • 11 When Will I Be Loved
  • 12 I’m Walkin’
  • 13 And I Love You So