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    "Stagger Lee" Lyrics

    Tommy Roe

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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 started off goin' down that railroad track
    He said "I can't get you Billy but don't be here when I come back"

    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 shot Billy, oh he shot that poor boy so bad
    Till the bullet came through Billy and it broke the bartender's glass
    This song was submitted on October 15th, 2008 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Snap for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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