The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3018   Message #14224
Posted By: Timothy Jaques
08-Oct-97 - 02:48 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Stagger Lee / Stack O'Lee / etc.
Subject: Stagger Lee
I am surprised not to find this in the database. Today I bought a fifties R & R CD very cheap, and this was on it by Lloyd Price, the version I know.

I always thought that this was a "tradtional" song in the sense the author is not known. Certainly I have heard longer versions played in bars by bar bands.

Who wrote it? Lloyd Price? Full lyrics? It has a pre-Prohibition sound & feel to the lyrics. (Mind you, so do many of Stan Rogers's songs)

Pleased to be enlightened:)