Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Stagger Lee Lyrics




It was back in '32 when times were hard
He had a Colt .45 and a deck of cards
Stagger Lee
He wore rat-drawn shoes and an old stetson hat
Had a '28 Ford, had payments on that
Stagger Lee
His woman threw him out in the ice and snow
And told him, "Never ever come back no more"
Stagger Lee
So he walked through the rain and he walked through the mud
Till he came to a place called The Bucket Of Blood
Stagger Lee
He said "Mr Motherfucker, you know who I am"
The barkeeper said, "No, and I don't give a good goddamn"
To Stagger Lee
He said, "Well bartender, it's plain to see
I'm that bad motherfucker called Stagger Lee"
Mr. Stagger Lee
Barkeep said, "Yeah, I've heard your name down the way
And I kick motherfucking asses like you every day"
Mr Stagger Lee
Well those were the last words that the barkeep said
'Cause Stag put four holes in his motherfucking head
Just then in came a broad called Nellie Brown
Was known to make more money than any bitch in town
She struts across the bar, hitching up her skirt
Over to Stagger Lee, she starts to flirt
With Stagger Lee
She saw the barkeep, said, "O God, he can't be dead!"
Stag said, "Well, just count the holes in the motherfucker's head"
She said, "You ain't look like you scored in quite a time.
Why not come to my pad? It won't cost you a dime"
Mr. Stagger Lee
"But there's something I have to say before you begin
You'll have to be gone before my man Billy Dilly comes in,
Mr. Stagger Lee"
"I'll stay here till Billy comes in, till time comes to pass
And furthermore I'll fuck Billy in his motherfucking ass"
Said Stagger Lee
"I'm a bad motherfucker, don't you know
And I'll crawl over fifty good pussies just to get one fat boy's asshole"
Said Stagger Lee
Just then Billy Dilly rolls in and he says, "You must be
That bad motherfucker called Stagger Lee"
Stagger Lee
"Yeah, I'm Stagger Lee and you better get down on your knees
And suck my dick, because If you don't you're gonna be dead"
Said Stagger Lee
Billy dropped down and slobbered on his head
And Stag filled him full of lead
Oh yeah.





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  1. dragonclaws

    Shit that you mute in front of your grandma.

  2. Fuck your look Ahmad

    Lee was Bruce lee great Grand Vater ??

  3. Hien Nguyen

    what=s uuuuup000!!!

  4. A D

    Why am I so obsessed with this song?

  5. Mason Pierce

    Doc Watson is rolling over in his grave.

  6. Krista R

    A fun, family sing-along 😋

  7. Christopher Morath

    Pure theatre

  8. Rhiannon Pushchak

    A few notes from watching this video.
    - Nick Cave reminds me a TON of Mick Jagger in this, as some people have mentioned.
    - Blixa looks SEXY AS FUCK when he doesn't shave.
    - The way Nick and Blixa dance is pure sex and I can't watch this with people around anymore.

    That is all. ?

  9. Dan Slash

    "It did occur to me one night, as I performed Stagger Lee in full priapic flight, that Stagger Lee does not shoot Billy Dilly with an actual gun at all, but that his being “filled full of lead. Bang! Bang! Bang!” was simply a metaphor for the force of Stag’s ejaculation, and Blixa’s terrifying and inhuman screeching at the end orgasmic in nature. This made me wonder, chillingly at the time, what sleeping with Blixa must be like – something I am sadly unable to elaborate on." - Nick Cave

  10. Forever Family Fun

    I was banned from FB for 24 hours today...I have absolutely NO idea why. But I'm going to post a bunch of videos regarding sex, violence, and both over the next week to see what FB flags and what they don't...this will be my 1st post tomorrow 😊

  11. Xavier Bergeron

    Cave seems like a mix between Jagger, Bowie and Danzig

  12. Paul F

    ......oh yeah......

  13. ΤΖΙΝΟΣ ΛΑΜΠΙΡΗΣ

    An amazing artist. Breathtaking

  14. Daliborka Mojsilović

    I love you

  15. Jane Doe

    Nur Klasse. Wahnsinn. Special.

  16. Michele Delange

    Gael Faye resurrection of Stagger also worthwhile. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skgHWSMlE0o

  17. Powering On

    I want this song played at my funeral

  18. Ann **

    A esto le llaman música , asco prefiero el reguetón

  19. Dubblo Damo

    this could keep going for another 30 minutes

  20. Mayar Hammour

    Peaky blinders ?

    Renton Sad Boy

    very close to it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwwvotWvY4w

  21. Phil Dretzka

    If David Lynch saw this he would remake Blue Velvet just to choreograph the scene to it.

  22. Daniel Darrow

    Yung stagger dick that's my handle yeah

  23. mike jones

    more gansta than any gangsta rap

  24. Oscar Pereira

    Good old Nick and Seeds. Still the Baddest song around.

  25. julio sunich

    It. Was. Bbamg

  26. Veronica Altamura

    I love his face at 2:30 "Oh god he can't be dead" :D

  27. mikebrisebois

    I like this song because of its positive message

    Dickheart

    Be yourself lee.

    Jason Andros

    Thanks 🙏 that’s the best comment I’ve seen on any song in a long long time, or ever

    Some Bloke

    Yeah, I guess I do too now.

  28. Chris Estep

    And The Ass Saw The Angel is my favorite book ever.

  29. Lee Button

    Well do it get better?

  30. Monkey Face

    FUCKING EPIC !!!

  31. Matt Hoover

    In a better world, this song would be a staple at karaoke bars.

    Chris Mckenna

    I'd have a go lol ....

  32. peregrinatus

    When you have the maracas, commit to them!

  33. Mansion Account

    Hell of a fucking story teller our Nick is!

  34. Maxime Bricca

    BY ORDER OF THE PEAKY BLINDERS

  35. Rat Keller

    is every bloody song Nick Cave does a poetic and musical master piece?

  36. sonnysmash

    They should be thrown in jail for even speaking on the black stagger lee legacy. It sucks.

  37. Jbog07

    I like this song entirely too much.

  38. John Grant

    This is some weird shit for sure!!!

  39. Emmanuel Duran

    Who else is here for Halloween 2019 Halloween 👻

  40. alexkmoz

    I dedicate this song to Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz. May the baddest motherfucker win.

  41. LITTLE GACHA CUTE

    I'm so sick for this ssssssss $$$$$$ exquisite .....

  42. No One

    this guy wishes he was Mick Jagger.

  43. Kiyanush Karanjia

    Looks like Nellie Brown really wanted the Stagger D...

  44. Anna Vajda

    The night was clear and the moon was yellow and the leaves came tumbling down...

  45. EvilJ069

    My heterosexuality feels assaulted watching this...

  46. Bhushan W

    It's a story told. That's it.

  47. Nonny

    A touch of Mick Jagger! :-)

  48. VonMinzeIII

    Oh stagger Lee.....

  49. trainunderwater87

    "Yeah, I've heard your name down the way and I kick motherf***ing asses like you every day."
    Mr Stagger Lee

  50. KatniMazniv 471

    guess I'm the first comment

  51. J LORI

    Nick being Mick Jagger and Blixa being a Yoko Ono. Cool. XD

  52. J LORI

    Aesthetic af thin Nick Cave throwing in some moves like jagger in a pink shirt.
    And my mum asks me when will she see some grandchildren. Unless I find a man like him, I ain't getting married XD

  53. Renton Sad Boy

    good to see the BBC bringing you here from the blinders now check out the ghost of millhaven you love it

  54. Dr. N.G.

    Listening for the first time after watching Peaky blinders 😇

  55. Phantoma3

    Australia's Mick Jagger.

  56. Soumik Banerjee

    Peaky Blinders brought me here.

  57. Bella. Yxel

    Stagger who??

  58. Anna Cossu

    Jest wowwwwwww,,,,,,,,,

  59. A Son Of The Sun

    I thought vevo always censored lyrics ..Thank fuck

  60. Jon Ward

    I have this song in my top 50 playlist, that I always play. I've never even thought to look for it on here, what a great video.

  61. ryan SIes

    “Uh yeah”

  62. space caravan

    this has to be one of the greatest performances ever recorded

  63. Vini_ 116

    It was back in '32 when times were hard
    He had a Colt .45 and a deck of cards
    Stagger Lee

    He wore rat-drawn shoes and an old stetson hat
    Had a '28 Ford, had payments on that
    Stagger Lee

    His woman threw him out in the ice and snow
    And told him, "Never ever come back no more"
    Stagger Lee

    So he walked through the rain and he walked through the mud
    Till he came to a place called The Bucket Of Blood
    Stagger Lee

    He said "Mr Motherfucker, you know who I am"
    The barkeeper said, "No, and I don't give a good goddamn"
    To Stagger Lee

    He said, "Well bartender, it's plain to see
    I'm that bad motherfucker called Stagger Lee"
    Mr. Stagger Lee

    Barkeep said, "Yeah, I've heard your name down the way
    And I kick motherfucking asses like you every day"
    Mr Stagger Lee

    Well those were the last words that the barkeep said
    'Cause Stag put four holes in his motherfucking head

    Just then in came a broad called Nellie Brown
    Was known to make more money than any bitch in town

    She struts across the bar, hitching up her skirt
    Over to Stagger Lee, she starts to flirt
    With Stagger Lee

    She saw the barkeep, said, "O God, he can't be dead!"
    Stag said, "Well, just count the holes in the motherfucker's head"

    She said, "You ain't look like you scored in quite a time.
    Why not come to my pad? It won't cost you a dime"
    Mr. Stagger Lee

    "But there's something I have to say before you begin
    You'll have to be gone before my man Billy Dilly comes in,
    Mr. Stagger Lee"

    "I'll stay here till Billy comes in, till time comes to pass
    And furthermore I'll fuck Billy in his motherfucking ass"
    Said Stagger Lee

    "I'm a bad motherfucker, don't you know
    And I'll crawl over fifty good pussies just to get one fat boy's asshole"
    Said Stagger Lee

    Just then Billy Dilly rolls in and he says, "You must be
    That bad motherfucker called Stagger Lee"
    Stagger Lee

    "Yeah, I'm Stagger Lee and you better get down on your knees
    And suck my dick, because If you don't you're gonna be dead"
    Said Stagger Lee

    Billy dropped down and slobbered on his head
    And Stag filled him full of lead
    Oh yeah.

  64. Mansion Account

    Pure Nick-Cavian genius!

  65. Nathalie Boulogne

    j'adore sa façon de danser

  66. Mark Bowman

    Only song i can think of that opens with a bass solo and closes with a scream solo

  67. David Zieglmeier

    Beautiful lyrics

  68. Brodwyn Hemana

    yehaw stagger lee

  69. Tati Curio

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  70. arduinoprojects.ru

    Заебись, четко!

  71. Matthew Konstantin

    I want to live in a country where everyone has this accent.

    Ange

    Nick is an Aussie icon, So proud that we can say Nick was born and raised here.

  72. IRmortalwombat

    This song sounds better when watching the video.

  73. Chameleon Chris

    That bass, song is INCREDIBLE. Murder Ballads is a masterpiece.

  74. Renée Matte

    Thanks so much "emimusic" Complimenti Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ! Music and Vocal ♥️🎼your Stagner Lee 🎤🎧🎶🎸🎹🎩🎩🎩🥁is straordario voire gorgeous !

    YOUTUBE.COM

  75. Foxy Lady

    I just love it...pure vibe, sex and energy

  76. Wilson Wilson

    Love it. What happened behind the scene would be fun too see

  77. Tony Ninan

    Here because of Peaky fooking Blinders!

    Ange

    My neighbor watched Peaky Blinders , next day she was over borrowing my Murder Ballads CD , we BOTH now have Nick blaring !🖤

  78. chemistryset1

    dude on shakers is the secret hero here

  79. Elmazz

    this is the best shit

  80. cabinmadness1

    So cool every time I hear this, Thanks Nick, you is the baddest...Fuck Yeah!!

  81. Tahsin Sabah

    1:27 blixa is me everytime I listen to this song

    Ange

    That scream.........Only Blixa can pull this off ! 🖤

  82. House of malice

    He had a colt .45 and a deck of cards

  83. Georges Delbreuve

    CEST CELUI LA

  84. Georges Delbreuve

    OUI POUR LA FIN

  85. Konstantin Piunovsky

    Это просто охуительно!

  86. Quartz Hyalos

    The bass is not coming through on youtube. Time to retrieve my cd of Murder Ballads!

  87. Slavko Cosic

    Mr. Stagger Lee...*ROCKS*<3...Light & Love...

  88. Raiser çümen

    Baraccuda brought me here. Punisher comics are awesome

  89. Natalee Oz

    Blixas range is unbelievable!

  90. OrangeVevo

    lol i love his pink top keep coming back to the video for it!!

  91. The Evangeline

    What a nice story

  92. S Yasmin

    Peaky Blinders!

  93. Maria del Carmen Vallet Perez

    Me encanta esta canción.....bueno, de Cave me gusta todo.....Qué no me gusta? jiiijijijiji!!!!!!!! <3

  94. Maria Kokkoti

    so damned curious to see Mr.St. Lee's face.

  95. Install a Friend

    Instant seediness