Jim Croce
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Written by - Jim Croce
Hit #1 - 7/73
Well the South side of Chicago
Is the baddest part of town
And if you go down there
You better just beware
Of a man named Leroy Brown

Now Leroy more than trouble
You see he stand 'bout six foot four
All the downtown ladies call him 'Treetop Lover'
All the men just call him 'Sir'

And he's bad, bad Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damned town
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 thirty-two gun in his pocket for fun
He got a razor in his shoe


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


Well the two men took to fightin'
And when they pulled them off the floor
Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle
With a couple of pieces gone

Chorus (4 x's)

Yes you were badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog
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