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Bad Bad Leroy Brown

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1So I was looking for a tab for this song and surprisingly most of them were
2pretty bad. Even the one that was "Unregistered" was close, but still not
3the way how Jim Croce played it. So after studying old Jim Croce
4performances, I got it down perfect. The only thing that people may still
5have trouble with this song is the beat and the hammer-ons and pull-offs
6while using the barre chords. But if you either listen to the song or
7watch Jim Croce perform it on youtube, then it should be childs play. So
8after you have made your final judgement on this tab, please rate and/or
9leave a comment.
10
11
12Chords:
13G 355433
14D7 x5453x
15A7 575655
16B7 797877
17C 8-10-10-988
18D7* 10-12-10-11-10-10
19
20
21[Intro]
22
23G D7
24
25
26[Verse 1]
27
28 G
29Well, the south side of Chicago
30 A7
31Is the baddest part of town.
32 B7
33And if you go down there
34 C D7 * C G D7
35You better just beware of a man name of Leroy Brown.
36 G
37Now, Leroy more than trouble,
38 A7
39You see he stand about 'bout six foot four.
40 B7 C
41All the downtown ladies call him "treetop lover."
42 D7 * C G D7
43All the men just call him "sir."
44
45
46[Chorus]
47
48 G
49And he's bad, bad, Leroy Brown,
50 A7
51The baddest man in the whole damn town.
52B7 C
53Badder than old King Kong
54 D7 * C G D7
55And meaner than a junkyard dog.
56
57
58[Verse 2]
59
60 G
61Now, Leroy, he a gambler,
62 A7
63and he like his fancy clothes.
64 B7 C
65And he like to wave diamond rings
66 D7 * C G D7
67in front of everybody's nose
68 G
69He got a custom Continental.
70 A7
71He got an Eldorado too.
72 B7 C
73He got a thirty-two gun in his pocket for fun.
74 D7 * C G D7
75He got a razor in his shoe.
76
77
78[Chorus]
79
80 G
81And he's bad, bad, Leroy Brown,
82 A7
83The baddest man in the whole damn town.
84B7 C
85Badder than old King Kong
86 D7 * C G D7
87And meaner than a junkyard dog.
88
89
90[Verse 3]
91
92 G
93Well, Friday 'bout a week ago,
94A7
95Leroy's shootin' dice.
96 B7 C
97And at the edge of the bar sat a girl name of Doris
98 D7 * C G D7
99and oh, that girl look nice
100 G
101Well, he cast his eyes upon her
102 A7
103and the trouble soon began.
104 B7 C
105And Leroy Brown, he learned a lesson 'bout messin'
106 D7 * C G D7
107with the wife of a jealous man
108
109
110[Chorus]
111
112 G
113And he's bad, bad, Leroy Brown,
114 A7
115The baddest man in the whole damn town.
116B7 C
117Badder than old King Kong
118 D7 * C G D7
119And meaner than a junkyard dog.
120
121
122[Verse 4]
123
124 G
125Well, the two men took to fightin'
126 A7
127And when they pulled them from the floor,
128B7 C D7 * C G D7
129Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone.
130
131
132[Chorus] (x2)
133
134 G
135And he's bad, bad, Leroy Brown,
136 A7
137The baddest man in the whole damn town.
138B7 C
139Badder than old King Kong
140 D7 * C G D7
141And meaner than a junkyard dog.
142
143(At the end of the second chorus, don't play the D7. Just take the G chord
144 into the outro.)
145
146
147[Outro]
148
149 B7 C
150Yes, you were badder than old King Kong
151 D7 * C G
152And meaner than a junkyard dog.
153
154End on G
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