Tommy Roe

The night was clear and the moon was yellow

And the leaves came tumbling down

I was standing on the corner when I heard my bulldog bark

He was barkin' at the two men who were gamblin' in the dark

It was Stagger Lee and Billy, two men who gambled late

Stagger Lee threw seven, Billy swore that he threw eight

Stagger Lee told Billy, "I can't let you go with that"

"You have won all my money and my brand new stetson hat"

Stagger Lee started off goin' down that railroad track

He said "I can't get you Billy but don't be here when I come back"

Stagger Lee went home and he got his forty-four

Said "I'm goin' to the barroom just to pay that debt I owe"

Stagger Lee went to the barroom and he stood across the barroom door

He said "Nobody move" and he pulled his forty-four

Stagger Lee shot Billy, oh he shot that poor boy so bad

Till the bullet came through Billy and it broke the bartender's glass


Tommy Roe (born Thomas David Roe, 9 May 1942, Atlanta, Georgia, USA) is an American pop music singer-songwriter. Best-remembered for his hits "Sheila" (1962) and "Dizzy" (1969), Roe was "widely perceived as one of the archetypal bubblegum artists of the late 1960s, but Roe also cut some rockers early in his career.

Roe was raised in Atlanta, Georgia where he attended Brown High School and was part of band. Greatly influenced by the sounds of the late Buddy Holly ... Read More