There are over 200 different versions of the song known as "Stagger Lee" "Stack O' Lee" "Stagolee" "Stacker Lee" among other names. The song was a bit hit for Lloyd Price; a favorite by Mississippi John Hurt and covered by everyone from Woody Guthrie to the Clash.
The Story of Lloyd Price's Hit
 

an interesting illustration of Nick Cave's version (rated R)
Jass.com Stagger Lee song list
The most comprehensive on the web.
"Stagger Lee" on YouTube "Stagger Lee" on Last.FM