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American Ballads and Folk Songs
[Counsel for the Prosecution:]
"Gentlemen o£ this jury, Wipe away your tears, For Stagalee's aged mammy Has been dead these 'leven years." O Lordy, etc
Stagalee's old woman, She hung around the jail, And in three days she had him out On a ten-thousand-dollar bail. O Lordy, po' Stagalee!
[ Version 51
Stagolee, he was a bad man, an5 ev'body know,
He toted a stack-barreled blow gun an' a blue steel 44.
Way down in New Orlean', called de Lyon club,
Ev'y step you walking you walkin' in Billy Lyon blood.
It was early one mornin' when I heard my little dog bark, Stagolee and Billy Lyon was arg'in5 in de dark.
Stagolee and Billy Lyon was gamblin' one night late, Stagolee fell seven, Billy Lyon, he fell cotch eight.