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Stagger Lee
Lloyd Price Lyrics


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 (oh Stagger Lee) told Billy, (oh Stagger Lee)
I can't (oh Stagger Lee) let you go with that (oh Stagger Lee)
You have won all (oh Stagger Lee) my money and my brand new (oh Stagger Lee)
(oh Stagger Lee) Stetson hat (oh Stagger Lee) (oh Stagger Lee) (oh Stagger Lee)

Stagger Lee (oh Stagger Lee) went home (oh Stagger Lee)
And he got his forty-four (oh Stagger Lee) (oh Stagger Lee)
Said, I'm goin' to (oh Stagger Lee) the barroom just to pay that (oh Stagger Lee)
Debt I owe (oh Stagger Lee)

Stagger Lee went to the barroom
And he stood across the barroom door
He said, nobody move and he pulled his
Forty-four, Ooh

Stagger Lee, (oh Stagger Lee) cried Billy (oh Stagger Lee)
Oh, please (oh Stagger Lee) don't take my life (oh Stagger Lee)
I've got three little (oh Stagger Lee) children and a very (oh Stagger Lee)
Sickly wife (oh Stagger Lee) (oh Stagger Lee)

Stagger Lee (oh Stagger Lee) shot Billy (oh Stagger Lee)
Oh, he shot (oh Stagger Lee) that poor boy so bad (oh Stagger Lee)
'Till the bullet (oh Stagger Lee) came through Billy (oh Stagger Lee)and it broke the bar (oh Stagger Lee) (oh Stagger Lee)
Tender's glass (oh Stagger Lee) (oh Stagger Lee) (oh Stagger Lee) (oh Stagger Lee) (oh Stagger Lee) (oh Stagger Lee) (oh Stagger Lee) (oh Stagger Lee) (oh Stagger Lee) (oh Stagger Lee) (oh Stagger Lee)

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: HAROLD LOGAN, LLOYD PRICE

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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 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, cried Billy
Oh, please don't take my life
I've got three little children and a very
Sickly wife

Stagger Lee shot Billy
Oh, he shot that poor boy so bad
'Till the bullet came through Billy and it broke the bar
Tender's glass



All comments from YouTube:

Sherry Turner

That was my father on the drums. I remember meeting Mr. Price, such a lovely man.

Anthony Payne

Love that!

Micheal Dunn

That's awesome, come from a family of 10 boys, bluegrass band, hillbilly lol, Smokey Dunn and Foggy river boys aka Smokey Dunn and the hillbillys...nothing greater than those memories. Smokey born 1928, master of the fiddle and all instruments. Much love

happinessisalone

Awesome! So freaking cool! 😎

Tobias Henricsson

Hi Sherry! Your father was a great drummer! Sorry to hear he's passed. I'm a drummer myself, but not nearly as good as your father. Actually, I'm googling him at the moment to find out more. 😊 Was he like a session drummer, like Hal Blaine from The Wrecking Crew? Only a guess, coming from the different artists he seems to have been playing with.

Claudine Tillman

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The Rebel Dottie

One of the most underrated musicians of all time, he left his stamp on history and died a great man. Rest in peace, old friend.

Mariano Wallace

My father is credited as the Sax Soloist on this track " Allen Red Wallace" w/ The Don Costa Orchestra, miss you Pops!

Larry Johnson

That is so cool😎

Dwight Love

@Mariano Wallace Your father made this song very memorable

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