The Clash - Wrong ’Em Boyo Lyrics

Credits
release date: 1979-12-14
genres: Rock Reggae
styles: New Wave/Dub/Hard Rock/Punk
length: 3:14
producer: Guy Stevens
engineer: Bill Price
guitar family: Mick Jones
guitar: Joe Strummer
bass guitar: Paul Simonon
percussion & drums (drum set): Topper Headon
Lyrics

Stagger Lee met Billy and they got down to gambling
Stagger Lee throwed seven
Billy said that he throwed eight, hey
So Billy said, "Hey Stagger! I'm gonna make my big attack
I'm gonna have to leave my knife in your back"
(C'mon, let's start all over again)

Why do you try to cheat?
And trample people under your feet
(Don't ya' know it is wrong?)
To cheat the tryin' man
(Don't ya' know it is wrong?)
To cheat the tryin' man
But you better stop
It is the wrong 'em boyo

You lie, steal, cheat and deceit
In such a small, small game
(Don't ya' know it is wrong?)
To cheat the tryin' man
(Don't ya' know it is wrong?)
To cheat the tryin' man
You better stop
It is the wrong 'em boyo

Billy Boy has been shot
And Stagger Lee's come out on top

(Don't ya' know it is wrong?)
To cheat the tryin' man
(Don't ya' know it is wrong?)
To cheat Stagger man
You'd better stop (you better stop)
Hey, it is the wrong 'em boyo hey

So you must start all over again
All over again
(Don't ya' know it is wrong?)
Play it, Billy, play
(Don't ya' know it is wrong?)
Well play it, Billy, play
An' you will find
It is the right 'em boyo

But if you must lie and deceit
And trample people under your feet
(Don't ya' know it is wrong?)
To cheat the tryin' man
(Don't ya' know it is wrong?)
To cheat a tryin' man
You better stop
It is the wrong 'em boyo

It is the wrong 'em boyo
It is the wrong 'em boyo
It is the wrong 'em
It is the wrong 'em boyo
It is the wrong 'em boyo


Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 London Calling
  • 2 Brand New Cadillac
  • 3 Jimmy Jazz
  • 4 Hateful
  • 5 Rudie Can’t Fail
  • 6 Spanish Bombs
  • 7 The Right Profile
  • 8 Lost in the Supermarket
  • 9 Clampdown
  • 10 The Guns of Brixton
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Wrong ’Em Boyo
  • 2 Death or Glory
  • 3 Koka Kola
  • 4 The Card Cheat
  • 5 Lover’s Rock
  • 6 Four Horsemen
  • 7 I’m Not Down
  • 8 Revolution Rock
  • 9 Train in Vain