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Bad Leroy Brown

Bad Leroy Brown
(Jim Croce?)

Well the south side of Chicago
Is the baddest part of town.
And if you go down there, you better just beware
Of a man name of Leroy Brown.

Now Leroy more than trouble.
You see he stand about six-foot four.
All the downtown ladies call him treetop lover.
All the men just call him Sir./And he's--

Cho: Bad, bad Leroy Brown
     The baddest man in the whole damn town.
     Badder than old King Kong
     And meaner than a junkyard dog.

Now Leroy, he a gambler
And he like his fancy clothes.
And he like to wave his diamond rings
Under everybody's nose.
He got a custom Continental.
He got a El Dorado, too.
He got a thirty-two gun in his pocket for fun.
He got a razor in his shoe./Yeah, he's--

Well Friday, 'bout a week ago
Leroy shootin' dice
And at the edge of the bar sat a girl name of Doris
And, oh, that girl look nice.
Well, he cast his eyes upon her
And the trouble soon began.
Leroy Brown, he learned a lesson 'bout a-messin'
With the wife of a jealous man./And he's--

Well, the two men took to fightin'
And when they pulled them from the floor
Leroy look like a jigsaw puzzle
With a couple of pieces gone./And he's--

Copyright Jim Croce?

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