Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William Now

Leon Redbone

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In the town of Louie-ville 
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Lived a man they called Big Bad Bill; 
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I want to tell you,  he sure was tough -- 
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He certainly did strut that stuff. 
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He had folks scared to death; 
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When he walked by they held their breath. 
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He was a fightin' man, sure  e - nough. 
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Now Bill took himself a wife, 
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Just to lead a dif'frent life. 
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Big Bad Bill is Sweet William now; 
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Married life has changed him somehow. 
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He's the man that they all used to fear 
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Now the people call him sweet Papa Willy Dear 
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Stronger than Samson, I declare, 
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Til a soft-skinned Delilah bobbed his hair. 
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Big Bad Bill don't fight an - y - more; 
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Wash - es dish - es and he mops up the floor. 
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Used to spend his ev'nings lookin' for a fight; 
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Now he's got to see his momma ev'ry night. 
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Big Bad Bill is Sweet William now. 

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