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Lyrics by: Traditional
# Debut Chart
22 Nov '67 Hot 100

Lyrics

[Version #1] 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


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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 bartenders glass [Version #2] 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 barking at the two men who was arguing in the dark It was Stagger Lee and Billy, Billy took poor Staggers date He said you did me wrong Billy and that's one thing that I hate Stagger Lee told Billy I can't let you go with that Because I loaned you my money And my girl I want her back Look out Stag Stagger Lee went home and he fell down on the floor He said Billy did me wrong and I don't wanna see him no more Oh Billy felt bad because he hurt his poor friend Stag I'm gonna give him his girlfriend and everything that I have Stagger Lee and Billy never fuss or fight no more Because he got back his girlfriend and Stagger Lee was no more sore

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