Stack shot Billy in the back of the head
Stack made sure Bily Lyons was dead
.45 pistol down in Stack's right hand
sent him away to the promised land

Stack shot Billy .45
Billy laid down and died

Stack Lee had himself an evil brain
loved his gun and his sweet cocaine
but stack got quiet when the shadows fell
'cause he knew soon enough he'd burn in hell

Stack shoit Billy .45
Billy laid down and dies

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    General Commentfirst post????
    awesome song
    i think they did it on conan
    if not, im thinking of something else
    neverheardofhimon July 30, 2006   Link
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    caribbeanzwon October 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe story of Stagger Lee or Stack O'Lee and Billy Lyons is a key figure in American blues music. In 1895, Stack shot Billy Lyons, pretty much as the song states. For whatever reason, the story was adapted into a blues song, and blues being an incestuous musical form, it thoroughly ingrained itself in the aesthetic, with artists as diverse as the Clash doing their own spin on it. Perhaps one of the grittiest versions of it is Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' "Stagger Lee," from the "Murder Ballads" album.
    DollarShorton May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlong with 'The Lengths', my favorite track off the 'Rubber Factory' LP. Once he finds the right guitar part and the drums kick in, you can't help but groove in its blues rock "badassery".
    A_Raging_Bullon May 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commentbad assery indeed.
    Ahourstoryon September 05, 2015   Link

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