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Stagalee 3 Bad man Stagalee when he bad, He bad wid a gun Stagalee, Stagalee --- you must-a been a sinner Ev'ry- Christmas eve they give Stagalee a dinner Bad man Stagalee, when he bad He bad wid a gun. Don't you remember you remember One dark stormy night Stagalee and Bill O. Lion Dey had dat noble fight. Bill O. Lion tole Stagalee Please don't take my life I got three little children And a dear lil' lovin'wife Stagalee told Billy O. Lion I don't care for your three lil' children Or even your lovin' wife You stole mah Stetson hat And I'm goin to take yo'life Stagalee puilled out his forty-four It went boom boom boom It wasn't long' fore Bill O. Lion WVere layin'on de flo' Stagalee's woman she went to her boss Said, "Please give me some change. Dey got my baby in de station house An'mah business mus'be'ranged. " Stagalee asked his woman "How much change has you got?" She run her han'in her stocking feet And pulled out a hundred spot. She had to get mo'money. From Southern Folk Ballads, McNeill Collected from Vera Hall, AL 1947 DT #663 Laws I15 RG
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