Saturday, March 04, 2006

Bad, Bad, LeRoy Brown

w/m Jim Croce Jim Croce ABC 1973
He got a .32 gun in his pocket for fun He got a razor in his shoe * * * Badder than a old King Kong And meaner than a junkyard dog
Phew! Forget Kong. Forget the razor and the pop-gun. It's the dog, man!

I can see him. Leaping at the gate, digging under the fence, tearing at it with his huge teeth, drool flying. How strong is chain-link, d'ya think?

Oh, yeah! He crazy mean!

An' Leroy, he meaner than that!

Thus Croce coins a phrase that instantly becomes a permanent part of the lexicon.

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