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??

6 Answers

Relevance
  • Favorite Answer

    It seems to have origins in folk music and has no known original writer.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stagger_Lee

  • toff
    Lv 6
    1 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.

  • 1 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.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's Stagger Lee...I can't remember who the artist is...Lloyd Price is the original.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 1 decade ago

    THE OLDER VERSION 1928 WAS MADE BY MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT IT WAS CALLED STAGOLEE

    Source(s): LLYOD PRICE FAN
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.