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Lyr/Chords Req: Stagger Lee (Lloyd Price)


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Pene Azul 04 Jul 00 - 03:26 PM
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Subject: lloyd price version of stagolee
From: GUEST,stogie em
Date: 04 Jul 00 - 05:39 AM

i've been looking for the lloyd price version of stagolee, but can't seem to find... any help or suggestions appreciated

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: lloyd price version of stagol
From: Pene Azul
Date: 04 Jul 00 - 03:26 PM

You'll find the lyrics right here (click).


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: lloyd price version of stagol
From: L R Mole
Date: 05 Jul 00 - 12:12 PM

On this subject: "Sly Stone and the Myth of Staggerlee", in Greil Marcus' "Mystery Train". The best book on America and Rock 'n'Roll, I think.

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Subject: Lyr Add: STAGGER LEE (Lloyd Price)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 02:29 PM

As recorded by Lloyd Price, 1959

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.

Then Billy, he cried: "Stag, oh, Stag, please don't take my life.
I got three little children and a very sickly wife."

Spoken: Didn't make no difference.

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.

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