"Stagolee" as written by and John Hurt....
Police officer, how can it be
You arrest everybody but cruel Stagolee
That bad man
Cruel Stagolee

Billy Linus told Stagolee
"Please don't take my life
I've got two little children
And a loving wife"
That bad man
Cruel Stagolee

Do I care about your two babes
Or your loving wife
You done took my Stetson hat
I'm bound to take your life?
That bad man
Cruel Stagolee

Stagolee stood on the gallows,
Head held high
Twelve o'clock they killed him
We were all glad to see him die
That bad man
Cruel Stagolee


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"Stagolee" as written by John S Hurt

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    General Commentbilly linus, ironically a friend of Stagolee (or Stack O Lee) was walking outside a bar after drinking and put Stagolee's hat on. after he refused to give it back, stagolee shot and killed him. True story reported by the St. Louis Democrat
    JBIIIon December 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFurry Lewis' version talks about them having an argument during a card game (or craps).
    Of course the version of John Hurt is much better known.
    Cees.Crabson November 07, 2008   Link

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