"I'm Stagger Lee Just then in came a broad called Nellie Brown Mr. Stagger Lee" He wore rat-drawn shoes and an old Stetson hat, Till he came to a place called The Bucket Of Blood, He said, "Well bartender, it's so plain to see, She saw the barkeep, said, "O God, he can't be dead! His woman threw him out in the ice and snow Well ah, those were the last words that the barkeep said She struts across the bar, hitching up her skirt Well, Billy Dilly dropped down and slobbered on his head Over to Stagger Lee, she startin' to flirt Why not come to my pad? Lyrics to Stagger Lee by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds from the Murder Ballads album - including song video, artist biography, translations and more! *gunshots* Said Stagger Lee He said, “Well bartender, it’s plain to see I’m that bad motherfucker called Stagger Lee” Mr. Stagger Lee. The mad motherfucker called Stagger Lee" Be the first to hear about exclusive news, music and events from Nick Cave. And I'll crawl over fifty good pussies just to get to one fat boy's asshole!" He said "Mr Motherfucker, you know who I am" Stag said, "Well, just count the holes in the motherfucker's head!" Track #2 from Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds‘ ninth studio album Murder Ballads. ", She said, "You ain't look like you scored in quite a time, You'll have to be gone before my man Billy Dilly comes in, Well, Billy Dilly dropped down and slobbered on his head. Track #2 from Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds‘ ninth studio album Murder Ballads. Mr. Stagger Lee!" Had a '28 Ford, had payments on that Stagger Lee You'll have to be gone before my man Billy Dilly comes in Stagger Lee. And Stag filled him full of lead It won’t cost you a dime” Mr. Stagger Lee, “But there’s something I have to say before you begin You’ll have to be gone before my man Billy Dilly comes in, Stagger Lee”, “I’ll stay here till Billy Dilly comes in, till time comes to pass And furthermore I’ll fuck Billy Dilly in his motherfucking ass” Said Stagger Lee, “I’m a bad motherfucker, don’t you know And I’ll crawl over fifty good pussies just to get to one fat boy’s asshole” Said Stagger Lee, Just then Billy Dilly rolls in and said, “You must be That bad motherfucker called Stagger Lee” Stagger Lee, “Yeah, I’m Stagger Lee and you better get down on your knees And suck my dick, because if you don’t you’re sure to be dead” Said Stagger Lee. Just then Billy Dilly rolls in and he says, "You must be Mr Stagger Lee" You can read a Stagger Lee Cause Stag put four holes in his motherfucking head Worm Tamer (A Place To Bury Strangers Remix), When My Baby Comes (Cat’s Eyes With Luke Tristram), Palaces Of Montezuma (Barry Adamson Remix), Evil (Silver Alert Remix Featuring Matt Berninger). Said Stagger Lee *screaming*. He said, “Mr Motherfucker, you know who I am” The barkeeper said, “No, and I don’t give a good goddamn” To Stagger Lee. "I'll stay here till Billy Dilly comes in, till time comes to pass She said, "You ain't look like you scored in quite a time "But there's something I have to say before you begin So he walked through the rain and he walked through the mud He had a Colt .45 and a deck of cards To Stagger Lee And I kick motherfucking asses like you every day Barkeep said, "Yeah, I've heard your name down the way Why not come to my pad? (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For. Mr. Stagger Lee" Billy Dilly dropped down and slobbered on his head And Stag filled him full of lead Oh yeah. It was back in '32 when times were hard He had a Colt .45 and a deck of cards Stagger Lee He wore rat-drawn shoes and … An extra-violent version of the traditional folk song “Stagger Lee” or “Stagolee”. Stagger Lee [Outro] He said, "Well bartender, it's so plain to see An extra-violent version of the traditional folk song “Stagger Lee” or “Stagolee”. And suck my dick, because If you don't you're gonna be dead" Oh yeah She saw the barkeep, said, "O God, he can't be dead!" The barkeeper said, "No, and I don't give a good goddamn" Nick Cave
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Stagger Lee
It was back in '32 when times were hard
He had a Colt .45 and a deck of cards
Stagger Lee
He wore rat-drawn shoes and an old stetson hat
Had a '28 Ford, had payments on that
Stagger Lee … Stagger Lee" General CommentThere are various recordings and various spellings (stackolee, stagolee, stagger lee, stack a lee) of this song going back decades.With it's explicit lyrics, Nick Cave's version most closely resembles 'The Great Stack-a-Lee' by Snatch and The Poontangs (a band led by Johnny Otis), in 1969. Barkeep said, “Yeah, I’ve heard your name down the way Yeah, I'm Stagger Lee and you better get down on your knees Said Stagger Lee He wore rat-drawn shoes and an old Stetson hat [Verse 2] It was back in ‘32 when times were hard He had a Colt .45 and a deck of cards Stagger Lee, He wore rat-drawn shoes and an old stetson hat Had a ‘28 Ford, had payments on that Stagger Lee, His woman threw him out in the ice and snow And told him, “Never ever come back no more” Stagger Lee, So he walked through the rain and he walked through the mud Till he came to a place called The Bucket Of Blood Stagger Lee, He said, “Mr Motherfucker, you know who I am” The barkeeper said, “No, and I don’t give a good goddamn” To Stagger Lee, He said, “Well bartender, it’s plain to see I’m that bad motherfucker called Stagger Lee” Mr. Stagger Lee, Barkeep said, “Yeah, I’ve heard your name down the way And I kick motherfucking asses like you every day” Mr Stagger Lee, Well, those were the last words that the barkeep said ‘Cause Stag put four holes in his motherfucking head, Just then in came a broad called Nellie Brown Was known to make more money than any bitch in town, She struts across the bar, hitching up her skirt Over to Stagger Lee, she starts to flirt With Stagger Lee, She saw the barkeep, said, “O God, he can’t be dead!” Stag said, “Well, just count the holes in the motherfucker’s head”, She said, “You look like you ain’t scored in quite a time. Known to make more money than any bitch in town Till he came to a place called The Bucket Of Blood And furthermore I'll fuck Billy Dilly in his motherfucking ass" "I'm a bad motherfucker, don't you know [Verse 1] I'm the bad motherfucker called Stagger Lee And told him, "Never ever come back no more Lyrics to 'Stagger Lee' by Nick Cave. It was back in '32 when times were hard Oh, Stagger Lee You can read a comic version of the story by Timothy Lane here. It won't cost you a dime