"Bring Back That Leroy Brown" as written by and Freddie / Mercury....
Bring back, bring back, bring back that Leroy Brown, yeah!
Bring back, bring back, gotta ring that Leroy Brown, yeah!

Bet your bottom dollar bill you're a playboy, yeah, yeah!
Daddy cool, with a ninety dollar smile (oh yeah)
Took my money out of gratitude
And he get right out of town
Well, I gotta getty up steady up, shoot him down
Gotta hit that latitude, babe

Bring back, bring back, bring back that Leroy Brown, yeah!
Bring back, bring back, gotta ring that Leroy Brown, yeah!

Big, bad Leroy Brown - he got no common sense
No, no, he got no brains, but he sure gotta lot of style
Can't stand no more in this, here, jail
I gotta rid myself of this sentence
Gotta get out of the heat, step into the shade
Gotta get me there dead or alive, babe

Woo, woo, big, bad Leroy
Woo, woo, woo, woo
Big, bad Leroy Brown

Bring back, bring back, bring back that Leroy Brown, yeah!
Bring back, bring back, gotta bring back Leroy Brown, yeah!

Big mama Lulu Belle - she had a nervous breakdown
She had a nervous breakdown
Leroy's taken her honey child away
But she met him down at the station, ooo-hoo
Put a shotgun to his head, and, unless I be mistaken
This is what she said

Big bad big boy, big bad Leroy Brown
I'm gonna get that cutie pie
Bring back, bring back, bring back that Leroy Brown, yeah!
Big bad caused a mighty fine sensation, yeah, yeah!
Gone and got himself elected President
We want Leroy for President

Next time you gotta hit a bitty baddy weather
This time like a shimmy shammy leather
He's a big boy, bad boy Leroy
I don't care where you get him from
Bring that big, bad Leroy back
Want him back


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"Bring Back That Leroy Brown" as written by Freddie Mercury

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    General CommentWho is, who is, who is that Leroy Brown?
    Seriously who is he?
    mercury_girl86on May 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt is a mock of the song by Jim Croce, "Leroy Brown".
    tantalumtellurideon January 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI did not submit the above post. A friend, who is registered as 70's_rocker, posted it while I was away from the computer. I cannot verify the validity of the statement, nor do I claim it as my opinion. To be honest, I don't know who Jim Croce or Leroy Brown are. And I don't particularly care for Queen's music. I apologize for any misunderstandings.
    tantalumtellurideon January 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentjohnny cash dude! i dunno. a few songs besides this have leroy brown in it. aparently hes as folktale. i love this song and the old taste of 20s music. the main reason i love Queen: they flirt with other eras and make it good!
    ElKarmaScaramoucheon March 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't know who he is exactly, but if you look up 'Bad, Bad Leroy Brown' by Frank Sinatra then that might give you some idea.
    calliphonyon June 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJim Croce wrote/sang the famous song "TIme in a Bottle". By chance I walked past someone watching a Jim Croce concert on DVD and he happened to be talking about a certain 'Leroy Brown' - from what I remember, a friend of his, in the army, who was constantly messing around and having a good time. I was surprised to hear him talking about 'Leroy Brown', having been well-acquainted with this Queen song. Therefore that second comment might be valid...would be interesting if someone could give a more concrete explanation.
    radiogagaon December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJim Croce wrote/sang the famous song "TIme in a Bottle". By chance I walked past someone watching a Jim Croce concert on DVD and he happened to be talking about a certain 'Leroy Brown' - from what I remember, a friend of his, in the army, who was constantly messing around and having a good time. I was surprised to hear him talking about 'Leroy Brown', having been well-acquainted with this Queen song. Therefore that second comment might be valid...would be interesting if someone could give a more concrete explanation.
    radiogagaon December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA fun song where in their amazing fashion, Queen takes you back to the Roaring Twenties and makes it something for the modern world.
    akanawhaon March 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentReally good
    Mathesonon June 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere is a song called "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" performed by Jim Croce in about the 60's. I think the song is doing what it says, bringing back what was a pretty big single when it was released. great song! once again queen have nailed it... though when do they not?
    Queen 4ever!!!on January 06, 2007   Link

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