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Professor Longhair – Stagger Lee lyrics
(intro) The night was clear and, the moon was yellow And
the leaves came tumblin' down I. . .

was standing on a corner When
I heard my bull dog bark He
was barking at two men Who
were gambling in the dark It

was Stagger Lee and Billy Two
men who gambled late Stagger
Lee threw a seven Billy
swore that he threw eight Stagger

Lee he told Billy "I
can't let you go with that You
won all o' my money And
my brand new Stetson hat ".Stagger

Lee started off walking Down
that old railroad track He
turned and told Billy "Don't
be here when I come back" Then

old Stagger Lee he, went home And
he got his forty-four He
said "I'm going down to the barroom To
pay that debt I owe" bridge

Go: Stagger, Lee Stagger!

Lee went to the barroom Walked
across that barroom floor He
said "Now, nobody, move" And
he pulled out his forty-four "Oh

Stagger, Lee ",cried Billy "Please
don't take my life I
got three little children And
a very sickly wife" Stagger

Lee shot... Billy Oh
he, shot that poor boy so bad Till
the bullet went through Billy And
it broke the bartender's glass

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