Stack o' Lee-Memphis Slim

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Stack o' Lee-Memphis Slim
Memphis Slim, piano and vocal, Sonny Boy Williamson, harmonica, Big Bill Broonzy, guitar

I remember, when I was a little boy, sitting on my Mother's knee
She often told me the story about that bad man, Stack O'Lee

She said, "Son, he was a bad man, he was the baddest man I know.
Well, he killed Billy Lyons, blue steel .44."

It were late last night, thought I heard my bulldog bark
Stack O'Lee and Billy Lyons, squabbling in the dark

They did rob poor Billy Lyons, of every dime on Morris Street
Fool boy was bloody from his head down to his feet

Stack O'Lee told Mrs. Billy Lyons, "You don't believe your man is dead?
Why don't you look around the corner, see what a hole he has in his head."


Tom Devlin, he asked his daughter, "Who can this bad man be?"
Said, "It must have been the bad fella called old Stack O'Lee."

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