Stagger Lee

"Stagolee Shot Billy"
On a winter night in 1895 Lee Sheldon and Billy Lyons got into a fight over a Stetson hat. Lee shot and killed Billy. This true, and seemingly mundane, story soon became legendary and has inspired hundreds of recordings of the song known as "Stagger Lee," "Stagolee," "Stack 'O Lee," and other variations.
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The Song and Myth of Stagger Lee - comprehensive library of research
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