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Rank this week: 62 (↓2)
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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 
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  • #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

    {Refrain}
    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

    {Refrain}

    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

    {Refrain}

    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)
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