It was back in '32 when times were hard He had a colt. 45 and a deck of cards Stagger lee He wore rat-drawn shoes and an old stetson hat Had a '28 ford, had payments on that Stagger lee His woman threw him out in the ice and snow And told him, never ever come back no more Stagger lee So he walked through the rain and he walked through the Mud Till he came to a place called the bucket of blood Stagger lee He said mr m**********are, you know who I am The barkeeper said, no, and I don't give a good Goddamn To stagger lee He said, well bartender, it's plain to see I'm that bad m**********are called stagger lee Mr. Stagger lee Barkeep said, yeah, I've heard your name down the Way And I kick motherfucking asses like you every day Mr stagger lee Well those were the last words that the barkeep said 'cause stag put four holes in his motherfucking head Just then in came a broad called nellie brown Was known to make more money than any b***h in town She struts across the bar, hitching up her skirt Over to stagger lee, she starts to flirt With stagger lee She saw the barkeep, said, o god, he can't be Dead! Stag said, well, just count the holes in the Motherfucker's head She said, you ain't look like you scored in quite a Time. Why not come to my pad? It won't cost you a dime Mr. Stagger lee But there's something I have to say before you Begin You'll have to be gone before my man billy dilly comes In, Mr. Stagger lee I'll stay here till billy comes in, till time comes To pass And furthermore I'll f**k billy in his motherfucking A** Said stagger lee I'm a bad m**********are, don't you know And I'll crawl over fifty good pussies just to get one Fat boy's a*****e Said stagger lee Just then billy dilly rolls in and he says, you Must be That bad m**********are called stagger lee Stagger lee Yeah, I'm stagger lee and you better get down on Your knees And suck my d**k, because if you don't you're gonna be Dead Said stagger lee Billy dropped down and slobbered on his head And stag filled him full of lead Oh yeah.