Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
Misc Unsigned Bands
Stagger Lee:Lloyd Price. #7 in UK and #1 USA in 1959. (Song is alleged to be based on a true story.) INTRO:(Slow) (Capo 1st fret.) C F C The night was clear, and the moon was yellow.. G7 C And the leaves came tumblin' down... #1.(fast, rock.) C C7 I was standin' on the corner, F When I heard my bull dog bark. C He was barkin' at the two men G7 C G7 Who were gamblin' in the dark. C C7 It was Stagger Lee and Billy, F7 Two men who gambled late. C Stagger lee threw a seven, G7 C G7 Billy swore that he threw eight. #2. C Stagger Lee, said Billy, F I can't let you go with that. C You have won all my money, G7 C G7 And my brand-new Stetson hat. C Stagger Lee went home, F And he got his forty-four. C He said, I'm goin' to the barroom G7 C Just to pay that debt I owe. G7 (Go, Stagger Lee.) #3. C Stagger Lee went to the barroom, F And he stood across the barroom door. C G7 C G7 He said, Nobody move, and he pulled his .44. C Stagger Lee, cried Billy, F Oh, please don't take my life! C I've got three little children, G7 C G7 And a very sickly wife. #4. C Stagger Lee shot Billy. F Oh, he shot that poor boy so bad.. C That the bullet went through Billy G7 C And broke the bartender's glass. G7 (Look out now.) ADD: C C7 F7 Go, Stagger Lee..go, Stagger Lee..go, Stagger Lee.. C G7 C Go, Stagger Lee..go, go...Fade. A fifties smash from Kraziekhat.