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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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Sherry Turner

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

jennifer berk

Oh, how awesome! Love the drums in this!

Grand Reaper

You are truly blessed to have met a great artist.

Michael Scalese

@bftime1 Thank you !! The best music you would ever want to hear came out of this era. We play it because we love it. RIP Mr. Price, God Bless and I'm praying we will meet some day 💖

bftime1

@Michael Scalese It's good to know that bands are still playing this kind of music!

bftime1

@Michael Scalese If you are playing this song in your band then that's the kind of band I want to hear!

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Mariano Wallace

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

spectator

cant get no cooler than that........

Bruce Bell

Thank you for the history

Like Bot

Well that sax is everything to me. I've been listening to it for 50 years because I'm so young. I wish I was around 20-30 years earlier.

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