Stack-O-Lee-Champion Jack Dupree
Champion Jack, piano in Ab, Pete Brown, tenor sax, Ennis Lowery, guitar, Wendell Marshall, bass, and Willie Jones, drums
Staggerlee and Billy Lyons, they was gamblin' in the dark
Staggerlee told Billy, "Billy Lyons, let's take a walk."
Staggerlee won Billy Lyons' money, and he took Billy Lyons' Stetson hat
Billy Lyons said, "Staggerlee, Lord, why'd you do me like that?"
Now Billy Lyons begged Staggerlee, said, "Please give me back my hat.
'Cause you know you won my money, please don't take my hat."
Now Billy Lyons said to Staggerlee, said, "Please, please don't take my life.
I got two little children and a poor little homeless wife."
Billy Lyons said to Staggerlee, "Would you do your friend like that?
Saying, you won all my money, and you took my Stetson hat."
Staggerlee shot Billy Lyons, and he fell down on his knees
He said, "Lawd, have mercy, Lawd, have mercy, if you please."
Staggerlee run to the corner, and he look up and down
Said, "I'd rather see you, Billy, six feet in the ground."
Now the people started to weepin', and some of them begin to moan
Everybody was worried about poor Billy Lyons was gone
Tee-nah, tee-nah-nah, tee-nah-nah-nee-nah
"Say, I want Louis Armstrong and his band to play the blues, after they lay my body down.
I want ten thousand women to be at my buryin' ground."
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