The Clash Wrong ’em Boyo Lyrics

Stagger Lee met Billy and they go down to gambling

Stagger Lee throwed seven

Billy said that he throwed eight

So Billy said, hey Stagger! I’m gonna make my big attack

I’m gonna have to leave my knife in your back

Why do you try to cheat?

And trample people under your feet

Don’t you know it is wrong?

To cheat the trying man

So you better stop, it is the wrong ’em boyo

You lie, steal, cheat and deceit

In such a small, small game

Don’t you know it is wrong

Billy Boy has been shot

And Stagger Lee’s come out on top

Don’t you know it is wrong

To cheat the trying man

To cheat Stagger man

You’d better stop

So you must start all over again-all over again

You got to play it, Billy, play, you got to play it, Billy, play

And you will find it is the right ’em boyo

But if you must lie and deceit

And trample people under your feet

Don’t you know it is wrong

It is the wrong ’em boyo