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Stagger Lee
TNT 269
 
    
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Stagger Lee
 
TNT 269
 


ID: 10977
   Instrumental  

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.coyote-tnt.com
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Grid list of TNT recordings
Copies2
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
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Cue Sheet

OPENER    Basic

Circle left
I was standing on the corner
Watching two men gamble in the dark

Walk around your corner, see saw your own
Left allemande and you weave that ring
It was Stagger Lee and Billy
Swing that girl, promenade
Stagger Lee and Billy
Two men that gambled late


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads promenade go halfway round
Come down the middle and square thru 4
Four hands around and a right & left thru
Pass thru, trade by, touch 1/4 too
Scoot back boys, scoot back girls
Swing that girl, promenade on home
Stagger Lee threw a seven
Billy swore he threw an eight


MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Four ladies promenade inside
Get home and give that man a swing
Join hands and circle to the left around and then
Left allemande and weave
Stagger Lee and Billy
Swing that girl, promenade on home
Stagger Lee and Billy
Two men who gambled late


TAG

Swing her, guys
 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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Stagger Lee
 
 

The night was clear
And the moon was yellow
And the leaves came tumbling down

I was standing on the corner
When I heard my bulldog bark
He was barking at the two men
Who were gambling in the dark

It was Stagger Lee and Billy
Two men who gambled late
Stagger Lee threw seven
Billy swore that he threw eight

Stagger Lee told Billy,
"I can't let you go with that.
You have won all my money
And my brand new Stetson hat."

Stagger Lee started off
Goin down that railroad track
He said, "I can't get you Billy
But don't be here when I come back"

Go on, Stagger Lee

Stagger Lee went home
And he got his .44
Said, "I'm going to the bar room
Just to pay that debt I owe."

Stagger Lee went to the bar room
And he stood across the bar room door
Said, "Now nobody move."
And he pulled his .44

"Stagger Lee," cried Billy
"Oh, please don't take my life.
I got three little children
And a very sickly wife."

Stagger Lee shot Billy
Oh he shot that poor boy so bad
Till the bullet came through Billy
And it broke the bartender's glass

Now look out, Stagg, come on

Go, Stagger Lee
Go, Stagger Lee
Go, Stagger Lee
Go, Stagger Lee

Lyrics by traditional.
Recorded by Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians; Lloyd Price; many others.
http://www.staggerlee.com/
http://www.whitegum.com/stagroot.htm
http://www.staggerlee.com/pgs/the-list.php
 

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