Lonnie Donegan - Stackalee (Stack O'Lee) lyrics

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Lonnie Donegan - Stackalee (Stack O'Lee) lyrics

Stackolee was a bad man, everybody knows Spent a hundred dollars for just one suit of clothes He was a bad man, that mean old Stackolee Stackolee loaded cotton, weighed five hundred pounds Carried along a Gatling gun, that drug him to the ground He was a bad man, that mean old Stackolee It was in a hustling b-joint where the Mississippi run Stackolee k**ed Billy de Lyons with a smoking forty-one He was a bad man, that mean old Stackolee The high sheriff asked the deputy, "How can it be You can arrest everybody, but the mean old Stackolee? He's a bad man, that mean old Stackolee." And the deputy told the new sheriff, "Double up my fee And I'll go get that outlaw, by the name of Stackolee 'Cause he's a bad man, that mean old Stackolee." Gentlemen of the jury, what do you think about that? Stackolee k**ed Billy de Lyons about a five dollar Stetson hat He was a bad man, that mean old Stackolee Billy was in the card house and kneeling on the floor Stackolee pulled the trigger of his red-hot forty-four He was a bad man, that mean old Stackolee Billy said to Stackolee, "Please don't take my life I've got three little babes and a darling loving wife You're a bad man, your name is Stackolee" "What do I care about your two little babes, your darling loving wife? You done stole my brand new hat and I'm bound to take your life 'Cause you're a bad man, and my name is Stackolee" Billy died in the sawdust, with his head upon the rail Deputy took old Stackolee and he marched him off to jail He was a bad man, that mean old Stackolee The judge said, "Mr. Stackolee, Mr. Stackolee I'm gonna hang your body up and set your spirit free 'Cause you're a bad man, your name is Stackolee" Stackolee on his gallows, his head way up high Twelve o'clock we k**ed him, was all glad to see him die He was a bad man, that mean old Stackolee He was a bad man, that mean old Stackolee