Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

Jim Croce

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Well, the south side of Chicago is the baddest part of town
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And if you go down there you better just beware of a man named Leroy Brown
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Now Leroy, more than trouble, you see he stand about six foot four
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All those downtown ladies call him "Treetop Lover", all the mens just call him "Sir"

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And he's bad, bad Leroy Brown, the baddest man in the whole damned town
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Badder than old King Kong and meaner than a junkyard dog

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Now Leroy, he's a gambler and he like his fancy clothes
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And he like to wave his diamond rings in front of everybody's nose
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He got a custom Continental, he got a Eldorado too
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He got a thirty-two gun in his pocket for fun, he got a razor in his shoe

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And he's bad, bad Leroy Brown, the baddest man in the whole damned town
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Badder than old King Kong and meaner than a junkyard dog

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Well Friday 'bout a week ago, Leroy shootin' dice
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And at the edge of the bar sat a girl named Doris and, ooh, that girl looked nice
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Well, he cast his eyes upon her and the trouble soon began
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And Leroy Brown, he learned his lesson 'bout messin' with the wife of a jealous man

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And he's bad, bad Leroy Brown, the baddest man in the whole damned town
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Badder than old King Kong and meaner than a junkyard dog

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Well, those two men took to fightin' and when they pulled them from the floor
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Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone

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And he's bad, bad Leroy Brown, the baddest man in the whole damned town
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Badder than old King Kong and meaner than a junkyard dog
         G                         A
And he's bad, bad Leroy Brown, the baddest man in the whole damned town
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Badder than old King Kong and meaner than a junkyard dog
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Yeah, he was badder than old King Kong and meaner than a junkyard dog