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(Silverstein/Taylor)

Stagolee he's a big bad man and he's gonna do you wrong
Now they say he shot his own sweet wife 'cause she cooked his eggs too long
Then Stagolee he gave the devil his soul and the devil he gave him his hat
He said "Ain't no-one can do you no harm just as long as you're wearing that"

Stagolee went to the police station he told that deal that'd gone down
He gave the police a dollar a piece and an hour to get out of town
What you gonna do about Stagolee, what you gonna do about that
You know that boy won't never die just as long as he's wearing that hat

Stagolee does any damn thing he choose
If you go against him you know you've got to lose
In everybody's pocket, in every ladies bed
Long as he got that spooky old hat sittin' on top of his head

Stagolee put on his brand new hat, took his gal for a ride
Get out of the way you chippies and chumps the devil is on my side
Stagolee went to the sporting house locked it with a key
Said "All you whores don't you open your doors by nobody else but me"

Stagolee does any damn thing he choose
If you go against him you know you gotta lose
In everybody's pocket, in every ladies bed
With that spooky old devil's hat sittin' right up on top of his head

All the girls love Stagolee but Suzy loved him the best
She told him to lay right down and take himself some rest
Stagolee took off his big black boots, took off his long black tie
But I won't take off my big black hat 'cause I ain't about to die

Suzy snuggled up to Stagolee, lift'd the hat right off of his head
And up she come with the gattling-gun and shot that poor boy dead
Stagolee went down to the devil, devil he sat and smiled
Said "Boy you went and a lost your hat now you're gonna fry awhile"

Stagolee does any damn thing he choose
If you go against him you know you gotta lose
In everybody's pocket, in every ladies bed
With that spooky old devil's hat sittin' right up on the top of his head

(c) 1996 Tro Essex Music Ltd.



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