Bad Man Napper

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Bad Man Napper-Lee Green
Lee Green, vocal and piano in C, unknown guitarist, C position, standard tuning

INTRO

The Bad Man Napper, was the cause of Little Eddie's death today
The Bad Man Napper, was the cause of Little Eddie's death today
I think he slipped and he stole his life, out from behind a big stack of hay

Napper was a bad man, and I hate to sing the song
Old Napper was such a bad man, I hate to sing the song
He made his livin' in stealin', and hidin' it all along

He came to my house, I thought he was comin' to see me
He came to my house, thought he was comin' to see me
When I come to squirrel him out, 'suaded my wife to leave me

Stole a coat from a tailor, weighed sixteen hundred pounds
Stole a coat from a tailor, weighed sixteen hundred pounds
Cost so much he wouldn't pay the tailor, wouldn't meet halfway 'round

Aw, my baby, he don't mean no one man no good
Aw, old Napper, don't mean no one man no good
Lord, I got the same feelin', mama, be the same way if I could

The Sheriff says, "Gentlemen, don't you hesitate."
Sheriff says, "Gentlemen, don't you hesitate.
Get your guns and your horses. Run him out the State."

He is a bad man, I hate to sing the song
He's such a bad man, I hate to sing the song
He makes his livin' in stealin', hidin' it all along

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