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

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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."

 

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And he's bad, bad Leroy Brown.

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The baddest man in the whole damn town.

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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 In front of everybody's nose.

He got a custom Continental.  He got an Eldorado too.

He got a .32 gun in his pocket for fun.  He got a razor in his shoe.

 

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Now Friday 'bout a week ago -- Leroy shootin' dice.

And at the edge of the bar sat a girl name Doris and oo, that girl looked nice.

Well he cast his eyes upon her and the trouble soon began.

Leroy Brown learned a lesson 'bout messin' with the wife of a jealous man.

 

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Well the two men took to fighting and when they pulled them from the floor.

Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone.

 

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