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Author
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                      BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN - Jim Croce
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Tabbed by: dolson128

Tuning: Standard (EADG)

Transcribed from a cover by The Four Big Strings (https://youtu.be/WSx9_Hlxh-c)

Lyrics and approximate timings are provided as a guide.

Intro (0:06-0:12)                                                                    
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------5-----------5-----------5------------5------------------------------|
A|--1/5--------5-----------5------------5------------5-5---5-5---5-5---------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                    Well the 
Verse 1 (0:13-0:37)
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--5-----------5--------5-----7-----------7------------------------------4----|
A|--------5-----------5--------------7-----------7----------------2------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  South side of Chicago  is the baddest part of town. And if you go down there
   
G|------------------------------7---5---4-----------------------------------|
D|--------------------5---------------------7---5---------------------------|
A|-------------3-----------------------------------------5-5---5-5---5-5----|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    you better just beware of a man named Leroy Brown
   
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--5-----------5--------5-----7-----------7------------------------------4----|
A|--------5-----------5--------------7-----------7----------------2------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    Now Leroy more than trouble, you see he stand 
                                   'bout six foot four. All those downtown ladies
                           
G|--------------------------7---5---4----------------------------------|
D|----------------5---------------------7---5--------------------------|
A|--------3-----------------------------------------5-5---5-5---5-5----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
 call him "Treetop Lover." All the
                           men just call him "sir" 
Chorus (0:38-0:51)
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------5---2-------2---------------2-----7---4-----------------------2-------|
A|--------------5-------0---2---5-----------------7---4---0---2---5-----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  And he's bad, bad Leroy Brown           Baddest man in the whole damn town
  
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------4-----------5---5---------------------------------------------------|
A|-2---2-------2---3-----------3---------5---3---2---2---------5-5---5-5---5-5-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------3---------------------|
  Badder than old King Kong              And meaner than a junkyard dog 

Verse 2 (0:52-1:17)
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--5---5-------5---5----5----7---7-------7---7-------------|
A|--------5---5-------5-------------7---7-------7-----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
  Now Leroy he a gambler      And he like his fancy clothes

G|------------------------------------------------7--5--4------------------------|
D|---------------4----------------5------------------------7--5------------------|
A|-------2----2-----2-----3-----3----------3---------------------5-5---5-5---5-5-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
And he like to wave his diamond rings in front of everybody's nose

G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--5---5-------5---5----5----7---7-------7---7-------------|
A|--------5---5-------5-------------7---7-------7-----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
 He got a custom Continental    He got an Eldorado too
 
G|---------------------------------------------7--5--4--------------------------|
D|---------------4----------------5---------------------7--5--------------------|
A|-------2----2-----2-----3-----3----------3--------------------5-5---5-5---5-5-|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 He got a 32 gun in his pocket for fun    He got a razor in his shoe

Chorus (1:18-1:30)
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------5---2-------2---------------2-----7---4-----------------------2-------|
A|--------------5-------0---2---5-----------------7---4---0---2---5-----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 And he's bad, bad Leroy Brown           Baddest man in the whole damn town

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------4-----------5---5---------------------------------------------------|
A|-2---2-------2---3-----------3---------5---3---2---2---------5-5---5-5---5-5-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------3---------------------|
  Badder than old King Kong              And meaner than a junkyard dog

Verse 3 (1:31-1:56)
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--5---5-------5---5----5----7---7-------7---7-------------|
A|--------5---5-------5-------------7---7-------7-----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
 Now Friday 'bout a week ago  Leroy shootin' dice

G|---------------------------------------------7--5--4---------------------------|
D|---------------4----------------5----------------------7--5--------------------|
A|-------2----2-----2-----3-----3----------3---------------------5-5---5-5---5-5-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
And at the edge of the bar
           sat a girl named Doris      and ooh that girl looked nice

G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--5---5-------5---5----5----7---7-------7---7-------------|
A|--------5---5-------5-------------7---7-------7-----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
Well he cast his eyes upon her and the trouble soon began
 
G|----------------------------------------7--5--4---------------------------|
D|---------------4-----------------5----------------7--5--------------------|
A|-------2----2-----2-----3-----3------3--------------------5-5---5-5---5-5-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 Leroy Brown he learned a 
           lesson 'bout messin' with the wife of a jealous man

Chorus (1:57-2:08)
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------5---2-------2---------------2-----7---4-----------------------2-------|
A|--------------5-------0---2---5-----------------7---4---0---2---5-----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  And he's bad, bad Leroy Brown           Baddest man in the whole damn town

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------4-----------5---5---------------------------------------------------|
A|-2---2-------2---3-----------3---------5---3---2---2---------5-5---5-5---5-5-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------3---------------------|
  Badder than old King Kong              And meaner than a junkyard dog

Verse 4 (2:09-2:21)
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------5-----5---0-5-----0-5--------0-7--0-7-----0-7-----7--7-7-----------|
A|----------5----------0-5-----0-5-------------0-7-----0-7------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 Well the two men took to fighting    and when they pulled them from the floor

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--9------9------10-----10-----10----------12--10--9--7--5------------------|
A|------9-------------9------10------------------------------5-5---5-5---5-5-|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle   with a couple of pieces gone

Chorus x 2 (2:22-2:47)
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------5---2-------2---------------2-----7---4-----------------------2-------|
A|--------------5-------0---2---5-----------------7---4---0---2---5-----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  And he's bad, bad Leroy Brown           Baddest man in the whole damn town

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------4-----------5---5---------------------------------------------------|
A|-2---2-------2---3-----------3---------5---3---2---2---------5-5---5-5---5-5-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------3---------------------|
  Badder than old King Kong              And meaner than a junkyard dog

G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------5---2-------2---------------2-----7---4-----------------------2-------|
A|--------------5-------0---2---5-----------------7---4---0---2---5-----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  And he's bad, bad Leroy Brown           Baddest man in the whole damn town

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------4-----------5---5---------------------------------------------------|
A|-2---2-------2---3-----------3---------5---3---2---2---------5-5---5-5---5-5-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------3---------------------|
  Badder than old King Kong              And meaner than a junkyard dog

Outro (2:48-2:54)
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------4-----------5---5-------------------------------------5-----|
A|-2---2-------2---3-----------3---------5---3---2---0-------5-5-------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------2-------------|
Yeah he was badder than old King Kong   And meaner than a junkyard dog

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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Bruno Frenchy 4,808 Jul 24, 2015 04:37 AM

Great job... Thanks !
Your tab makes it really easy to play along the song...
Good to have new stuff on UG... and paying a well deserved tribute to some artists we like...
Rock on man...

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