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Nick Cave – Stagger Lee lyrics

It was back in '32 when times were hard
He had a colt. 45 and a deck of cards
Stagger lee
He wore rat-drawn shoes and an old stetson hat
Had a '28 ford, had payments on that
Stagger lee
His woman threw him out in the ice and snow
And told him, never ever come back no more
Stagger lee
So he walked through the rain and he walked through the
Till he came to a place called the bucket of blood
Stagger lee
He said mr motherfucker, you know who I am
The barkeeper said, no, and I don't give a good
To stagger lee
He said, well bartender, it's plain to see
I'm that bad motherfucker called stagger lee
Mr. Stagger lee
Barkeep said, yeah, I've heard your name down the
And I kick motherfucking asses like you every day
Mr stagger lee
Well those were the last words that the barkeep said
'cause stag put four holes in his motherfucking head
Just then in came a broad called nellie brown
Was known to make more money than any bitch in town
She struts across the bar, hitching up her skirt
Over to stagger lee, she starts to flirt
With stagger lee
She saw the barkeep, said, o god, he can't be
Stag said, well, just count the holes in the
Motherfucker's head
She said, you ain't look like you scored in quite a
Why not come to my pad? It won't cost you a dime
Mr. Stagger lee
But there's something I have to say before you
You'll have to be gone before my man billy dilly comes
Mr. Stagger lee
I'll stay here till billy comes in, till time comes
To pass
And furthermore I'll fuck billy in his motherfucking
Said stagger lee
I'm a bad motherfucker, don't you know
And I'll crawl over fifty good pussies just to get one
Fat boy's asshole
Said stagger lee
Just then billy dilly rolls in and he says, you
Must be
That bad motherfucker called stagger lee
Stagger lee
Yeah, I'm stagger lee and you better get down on
Your knees
And suck my dick, because if you don't you're gonna be
Said stagger lee
Billy dropped down and slobbered on his head
And stag filled him full of lead
Oh yeah.

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