Bob Dylan - "Stack-A-Lee" lyrics

Hawlin Alley on a dark and drizzly night

Billy Lyons and Stack-A-Lee had one terrible fight
All about that John B. Stetson Hat.

Stack-A-Lee walked to the bar-room and he called for a glass of beer

Turned around to Billy Lyons, said "What you doin' here '"

"Waitin' for a train to bring my woman home."

"Stack-A-Lee, oh Stack-A-Lee please don't take my life

Got three little children and a weepin', loving wife
You're a bad man, bad man Stack-A-Lee."

"God bless your children and I'll take care of your wife
You stole my John B., now I'm bound to take your life"

All about that John B. Stetson Hat.

Stack-A-Lee turned to Billy Lyons and shot him right through the head

All about that John B. Stetson Hat.
Only taking one shot to kill Billy Lyons dead

Sent for the doctor, well the doctor he did come
Just pointed out Stack-A-Lee, said, "Now what have you done '"

You're a bad man, bad man Stack-A-Lee.

Six big horses and a rubber-tired hack

Taking him to the cemetery, but they failed to bring him back

All about that John B. Stetson Hat.

Hawlin Alley, thought I heard the bulldogs bark
It must have been old Stack-A-Lee stumbling in the dark

He's a bad man, gonna land him right back in jail.

High police walked on to Stack-A-Lee, he was lying fast asleep

High police catched Stack-A-Lee, and he jumped forty feet

He's a bad man, gonna land him right back in jail.

Well they got old Stack-A-Lee, and they led him right back in jail
Couldn't get a man around to go Stack-A-Lee's bail

All about that John B. Stetson Hat.

Stack-A-Lee turned to the jailer, he said "Jailer, I can't sleep
'Round my bedside Billy Lyons begin to creep"

All about that John B. Stetson Hat.