"Stack-a-Lee" as written by and Dickie Bishop....
Stack-a-Lee shot Billy Lyons
He shot that boy so fast
The bullet went through Billy
It broke the bartender's glass

Stack-a-Lee went around the corner
Where they shot Stack in his side
Stack-a-Lee went stumbling
In his mother's door

He said, "Mother, oh mother
Won't you turn me over slow
I've been jabbed in my left side
With a police .44"

When all the ladies heard that Stack
Oh Stack-a-Lee was dead
Some come dressed in orange colors
Some came dressed in red

Oh play it for him now

Stack-a Lee went to the devil
To identify poor Billy's soul
But the poor boy he was absent
He had gone down to Shango

Now the devil heard a rumbling
A mighty rumbling under the ground
He said that must be Mr. Stack
Pointing Billy upside down

Now it seems that old devil
On top of his devil chair
He said, "If you want Mr. Stack, boy
Get him by yourself"

Now I told you all my little story
And sang you all my little song
But Stack-a-Lee and Billy Lyons
They both dead and gone


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

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