Reed, Jerry - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown Lyrics

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 they call Leroy Brown
Now Leroy's more than trouble you see he stands only bout six foot four
All the downtown ladies they call him Treetop Lover all the men they just call him sir

And it's bad bad Leroy Brown
The 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 really likes his fancy clothes
He likes to wear his damned diamond rings on his fingers under everybody's nose
He got a custom Continental he's got a Eldorado too
He got a .32 gun in his pocket just for fun and a razor blade in his shoe

And he's bad bad Leroy Brown...

Now Friday night bout a week ago Leroy shootin' some dice
And at the edge of the bar sat a gal named Doris and ooh that girl looked nice
Well he cast his eyes upon her and the trouble it soon began
Ol' Leroy Brown he learned a lesson bout messin' with the wife of a jealous man

And he's bad bad Leroy Brown...

Well the two men squared off and took to fightin' and when they pulled 'em both offa the floor
Ol' Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone

And he's bad bad Leroy Brown...
And he's bad bad Leroy Brown...

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  1. Lee love you ric your the man always Teer

    This great to

  2. Neil Blackburn

    There'll never be another quite like Jerry Reed.

  3. BunnyBitch

    Love jim croce!



    John Fogerty

    @KRACKERJACK6913 Yes, the original song comes from jim croce.


    @John Fogerty DUH NO SHIT STUPID

  4. Marcus Harrison

    i guess jerry loved jim croce !!

    Marat Waliyev

    I like to think : "JR had a big respect towards Mr. Croce"

  5. Janet Smith

    Oh no,no,no.......yuk

  6. 1Tim2man1

    Wish we had more artists like Jerry these days...

    rascalito rosso

    +1Tim2man1 Yes, and Jim too

    Gersld Otto

    1Tim2man1 Smen

  7. YLW Pyro

    Great cover of the Jim Croce classic by Jerry Reed.

  8. Encyclopedia Duke Brando

    What's odd? An artist recording a song more than once:
    Conway recorded his hits two and three different times
    Elvis recorded some songs twice over the years,
    Most of the older country artists rerecorded their hits at least once in the 80s! I see nothing odd about it! Jerry did a tribute album to Jim Croce and the version on that album was more like Jims original! This version is different and just as good cause Jerry gave it his treatment!

    patricia cole

    Encyclopedia Duke Brando Conway is my hero!

  9. Michael Rusch

    @RedKruzer Yes, that may be, but why records two versions of the same song? Just seemed odd.

  10. RedKruzer

    @jack34695 - Jerry & Jim were friends.

  11. Leroyfis

    WOW DUDE Jerry Reed is my fave guitarist but i love his singing to and he does a song with my name!!! awesome love it!

  12. Michael Rusch

    I wonder if anyone knows why Jerry would record this song twice, five years apart and put it on two albums. I think I like this version better, not that that matters.

    Alfred Neuman

    Performance Royalties?