Stack-O-Lee (Champion Jack Dupree)

Stagger Lee and Billy Lyon, they was gamblin' in the dark Stagger Lee told Billy, Billy Lyon let's take a walk Stagger Lee won Billy Lyon's money, and he took Billy Lyon's stetson hat Billy Lion said Stagger Lee, lord why do you do me like that Now Billy Lyon begged Stagger Lee, said please give me back my hat 'Cause you know you won my money, please don't take my hat Now Billy Lyon said to Stagger Lee, said please please don't take my life I got two little children and a poor little homeless wife Billy Lyon said to Stagger Lee, would you do your friend like that Well you won all my money, and you took my stetson hat Stagger Lee shot Billy Lyon, and he fell down on his knees He said Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy if you please Stagger Lee 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 start to weepin', and some of them begin to moan Everybody was worried 'bout poor Billy Lyon was gone Teena teena na, teena na ni na Teena na na, teena ni na ni na Say I want Louis Armstrong and his band To play the blues as they lay my body down I want ten thousand women to be at my buryin' ground