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Rank this week: 62 (↓2)
Release Date: 3/20/1973  (Tim P. Ryan) 
Lyrics By: Jim Croce (Tim P. Ryan) 
Music By: Jim Croce (Tim P. Ryan) 
Produced By: Terry Cashman & Tommy West (Tim P. Ryan) 
Released By: ABC 11359 (45) (Tim P. Ryan) 
Published By: Croce Publishing/EMI April Music (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: ASCAP  #320177840 
  • #1 Pop hit (Tim P. Ryan)
  • Recorded at The Hit Factory in New York City on June 2, 1972. (Tim P. Ryan)
  • Song Lyrics:
    ARTIST: Jim Croce
    TITLE: Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
    Lyrics and Chords

    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

    / G - / A7 - / B7 C / D7 G /

    Now Leroy's more than trouble
    You see, he stand about six foot four
    All those down-town ladies call him treetop lover
    All the men just call him Sir

    And he's bad, bad Leroy Brown
    Baddest man in the whole damn town
    Badder than old King Kong
    And meaner than a junkyard dog

    Now Leroy, he's a gambler
    And he likes his fancy clothes
    And he likes to wave his diamond rings
    Under everybody's nose

    He's got a custom Continental
    He's got an El Dorado, too
    He's got a .32 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 Doris
    And, oh that girl looked nice

    Well, he cast his eyes upon her
    And the trouble soon began
    And Leroy Brown learned a lesson 'bout a-messin'
    With the wife of a jealous man


    Well, those 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

    {Refrain twice}
    Yeah, he was badder than old King Kong
    And meaner than a junkyard dog
    (Tim P. Ryan)
    Current Rating 7.6 (1 vote)
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