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American Ballads and Folk Songs
[Billy's Old Woman:] "Stagalee, O Stagalee, What have you gone and done? You've gone and shot my husband With a forty-four gatlin' gun." O Lordy, etc.
[Stagalee's Friend:] "Stagalee, O Stagalee, Why don't you cut and run? For here comes the policeman, And I think he's got a gun." O Lordy, etc.
[Policeman, a little scared of Stagalee:] "Stagalee, O Stagalee, I'm 'restin' you just for fun, The officer jest wants you To identify your gun." O Lordy, etc.
[Stagalee in fail:] "Jailer, O Jailer,, I jest can't sleep; For the ghost of Billy Lyons Round my bed does mourn and weep." O Lordy, etc.
[Counsel for the Defense:]
"Gentlemen of this jury, You must let poor Stagalee goj His poor and aged mammy Is lyin' very low." O Lordy, etc.
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