Lloyd Price Stagger Lee chords
(Slow)D G DThe night was clear, and the moon was yellow..A7 DAnd the leaves came tumblin' down...#1.(fast, rock.)D D7I was standin' on the corner,G7When I heard my bull dog bark.DHe was barkin' at the two menA7 D Who were gamblin' in the dark.D D7It was Stagger Lee and Billy,G7Two men who gambled late.DStagger lee threw a seven,A7 DBilly swore that he threw eight.#2.D D7Stagger Lee, said Billy,G7I can't let you go with that.DYou have won all my money,A7 DAnd my brand-new Stetson hat.DStagger Lee went home,G7And he got his forty-four.DHe said, I'm goin' to the barroomA7 DJust to pay that debt I owe.A7(Go, Stagger Lee.)#3.D D7Stagger Lee went to the barroom,G7And he stood across the barroom door.D A7 DHe said, Nobody move, and he pulled his .44.D D7Stagger Lee, cried Billy,G7Oh, please don't take my life!DI've got three little children,A7 DAnd a very sickly wife.#4.D D7Stagger Lee shot Billy.G7Oh, he shot that poor boy so bad..DThat the bullet went through BillyA7 D And broke the bartender's glass.A7(Look out now.)ADD:D D7 G7Go, Stagger Lee..go, Stagger Lee..go, Stagger Lee..D A7 DGo, Stagger Lee..go, go...Fade.