Bad Bad Leroy Brown

Jim Croce

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 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”

   And he’s bad, bad, Leroy Brown, the baddest man in the whole damn 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 diamond rings in front of everybody’s nose
He got a custom Continental. He got a Eldorado too
He got a thirty-two gun in his pocket for fun. He got a razor in his shoe

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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 look 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

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

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   Yeah, you were
   Badder than old King Kong and meaner than a junkyard dog