Stagger Lee (Stack O' Lee)?
Does Anyone know who wrote the song? It's been coverd by Everyone...Lloyd Price, Nick Cave, Taj Mahal, Dave Van Ronk, Grateful Dead, Even Mississippi John Hurt and Woody Guthrie. But I assume that its been around longer??
- toffLv 61 decade ago
The most deffinitive version of this song was recorde but not necessarily written by Mississippi John Hurt. There are versions dating from 1895 when the crime the song was written about occurred. As is the case in so many folk songs which have been handed down the original writer or writers are unknown.
- Seven CostanzaLv 51 decade ago
Stagger Lee is on Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album "Murder Ballads". It is such a good album. I was under the impression Nick Cave wrote it. So I would like to know too.
- incognitas8Lv 41 decade ago
It's Stagger Lee...I can't remember who the artist is...Lloyd Price is the original.
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- 1 decade ago
THE OLDER VERSION 1928 WAS MADE BY MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT IT WAS CALLED STAGOLEESource(s): LLYOD PRICE FAN
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Yeah it has.