Who Sang Stagger Lee? Huey Lewis and the News

Huey Lewis and the News Four Chords & Several Years Ago cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1994-5-5
length: 2:37
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Lyrics
The night was clear, and the moon was yellow
And the leaves came tumblin' down.

I was standin' on the corner
When I heard my bull dog 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 a seven,
Billy swore that he threw eight.

"Stagger Lee," said Billy,
"I can't let you go with that.
"You have won all my money,
"And my brand-new Stetson hat."

Stagger Lee went home
And he got his .44.
He said, "I'm goin' to the ballroom
"Just to pay that debt I owe."

Go, Stagger Lee

Stagger Lee went to the ballroom
And he strolled across the ballroom floor.
He said "You did me wrong, Billy."
And he pulled his .44.

"Stagger Lee," said Billy,
"Oh, please don't take my life!
"I've got three hungry children,
"And a very sickly wife."

Stagger Lee shot Billy
Oh, he shot that poor boy so hard
That a bullet went through Billy
And broke the bartender's bar.

Go, Stagger Lee, go, Stagger Lee!
Go, Stagger Lee, go, Stagger Lee!

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Shake Rattle and Roll
  • 2 Blue Monday
  • 3 Searching for My Love
  • 4 (She's) Some Kind of Wonderful
  • 5 But It's Alright
  • 6 If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody
  • 7 Mother in Law
  • 8 Little Bitty Pretty One
  • 9 Good Morning Little School Girl
  • 10 Stagger Lee
  • 11 She Shot a Hole in My Soul
  • 12 Surely I Love You
  • 13 You Left the Water Running
  • 14 Your Cash Ain't Nothin' but Trash
  • 15 Function at the Junction
  • 16 Better to Have and Not Need
  • 17 Going Down Slow

  • Release information
    label: Elektra Entertainment
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596150026
    script: Latin