Jack Scott: Leroy (1958)

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I know a boy, he was never blue
Now he lives in Cell Block 2
I don't know just a-why he's blue
Leroy, what'd you do?
Well, Leroy's back in jail again, Leroy's back in jail again
I don't know why, why he's blue
Leroy, what'd you do?

I went to the judge, said "Big man, wait
I'm here and I got Leroy's bail."
Judge said "Son, don'tcha tell me no tale!
Leroy, he gonna stay in jail."
Oh, Leroy's back in jail again, Leroy's back in jail again
I don't know why, why he's blue
Leroy, what'd you do?

Now Leroy said, "Man, you tried your best
Now I'm here, I'm gonna take a rest.
Now I've seen Minnie, she's got the blues
She'll let you wear my long-pointed shoes."
Oh, Leroy's back in jail again, Leroy's back in jail again
I don't know why, why he's blue
Leroy, what'd you do?

"I'm gonna walk (Yeah!), I'm gonna walk (yeah!), I'm gonna walk (la-de-da)."

Now Leroy's heart is a-full of hate
Leroy, he just a-can't go straight.
"Tell my Minnie, can't a-keep my date,
I'm gonna be 'bout six months late . . ."
Oh, Leroy's back in jail again, Leroy's back in jail again
I don't know why, why he's blue
Leroy, what'd you do?
I said, a-Leroy (Leroy), what'd you do?
Leroy (Leroy), what'd you do?
Leroy (Leroy), what'd you do?
Leroy.


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