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GUEST,Tim 'Stagolee' and 'Duncan & Brady' (10) RE: 'Stagolee' and 'Duncan & Brady' 12 Aug 05

Dredged from an aging memory too, the version I recall is from a wonderful folk, blues, country, bluegrass singer /guitarist named Phil Buss. Phil performed in Madison, WI through the '70s putting power and humor into Duncan & Brady and a sensible hodgepodge of American music. I heard he has since died and left the world a less interesting place.

Phil told me he got his version from Van Ronk, but it undoubtably changed in the process:

Duncan Duncan was a-tendin' bar
In come Brady with his shinin' star
Brady said to Duncan, you're under arrest,
Duncan shot a hole right in Brady's chest.

Old King brady was a big fat man,
Doctor come in and took a hold on his hand,
Felt for his pulse, Doctor said,
"Now I believe unto my soul old king Brady is dead."

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