Stack O' Lee

Mississippi John Hurt

2 Aug 2016

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Stack O' Lee - Mississippi John Hurt

Police officer how can it be

You can 'rest everybody

 

But cruel Stack O' Lee

That bad man oh cruel Stack O' Lee

 

Billy de Lyon told Stack O' Lee

"Please don't take my life

 

I got two little babies

And a darlin' lovin' wife"

 

That bad man oh cruel Stack O' Lee

 

"What I care about you little babies

Your darlin' lovin' wife

 

You done stole my Stetson1 hat

I'm bound to take your life"

That bad man oh cruel Stack O' Lee

 

With the forty-four

When I spied Billy de Lyon

He was lyin' down on the floor

That bad man oh cruel Stack O' Lee

 

"Gentleman's of the jury

What do you think of that

 

Stack O' Lee killed Billy de Lyon

About a five-dollar Stetson hat"

 

That bad man oh cruel Stack O' Lee

 

And all they gathered hands way up high

At twelve o'clock they killed him

They's all glad to see him die

That bad man oh cruel Stack O' Lee

 

***Lyrics are from third-parties***

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