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Song Parodies -> "What Became of Leroy Brown?"

Original Song Title:

"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Jim Croce

Parody Song Title:

"What Became of Leroy Brown?"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

I notice things like this. Does that make me smart... or pathetic?
On the South Side of Chicago
where the White Sox throw it down
they got a real tough task
and they gotta ask,
"What became of Leroy Brown?"

Now, Leroy, he found trouble
back in nineteen seventy-three.
Jim Croce's song was good, but had he understood?
He gave us a mystery.

Still, he's "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
baddest man in the whole damn town"?
That's a bad end to that great song.
I mean, we got a logic clog!

Now, New York had Jim Walker
and you didn't mess around with him
'til a pool-shootin' boy name o' Willie McCoy
showed Jimmy's chance was Slim.

But as we head back to Chicago
Croce said that fateful night
Leroy at the bar saw a girl named Doris
and her man just had to fight.

Still, he's "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
baddest man in the whole damn town"?
That's a bad end to that great song.
I mean, we got a logic clog!

Well, they fought and away they go.
The ending to that song?
"Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle
with a couple of pieces gone!"

But, now, was Leroy the winner?
That's the point made here by Mike:
Croce never said what the other
guy in the fight looked like!

Still, he's "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
baddest man in the whole damn town"?
That's a bad end to that great song.
I mean, we got a logic clog!

Well, now, we can't ask Croce
'cause one night in '73
he took off from a plane in Louisiana
and flew into a tree!

Still, he's "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
baddest man in the whole damn town"?
That's a bad end to that great song.
I mean, we got a logic clog!

Still, he's "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
baddest man in the whole damn town"?
That's a bad end to that great song.
I mean, we got a logic clog!

Yeah, that's a bad end to that great song.
I mean, we got a logic clog!

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alvin rhodes - October 19, 2005 - Report this comment
probably moved to toledo.....funny concept..5s
Steve K. - October 19, 2005 - Report this comment
One performer I watched a while back gave Leroy a "race change operation", and turned him into "Bruce Lee Brown".
Johnny D - October 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Well the Michael
Took to writin'
And when they posted Michael's song
Leroy looked like Ed-mund Fitzgerald with the "where-have-the-bodies-gone?"
carol - October 19, 2005 - Report this comment
good twist of TOS 5's
Stevie I - October 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Creative Concept! 5s. I always took it that Jim was kind of teasing poor Leroy at the end saying...yeah..YOU'RE bad alright. I took another listen. Interestingly check the very last chorus, Croce varies it to "yeah he WERE badder than ole King Kong..." Was this past tense on purpose? Did Leroy meet his end? Who knows, but it is a cooler way to end the song!
Melanie Lee - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Leroy Brown moved to Idaville, Florida, where he's now solving mysteries for his police chief father...oops, same name, wrong person!
Ken - February 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Funny take, but I'm pretty sure Leroy lost the fight, and maybe even died as a result of his imissing pieces; otherwise, how would he have learned a lesson about messin' ...? Yeah he were (or wa') badder...is past tense which means the jealous man tamed Leroy to be less bad than ol' King Kong so he must have won the fight. I hope this clears things up and solves your mystery. Otherwise, great song!
Alpha Skua - June 13, 2018 - Report this comment
HE IS DUMB DUMB JERRY BROWN,STUPIDISTS DEMOCRAT IN TOWN,DUMBER THEN A SACK OF ROCKS,SMELLIER THE OLD GYM SOCKS
Lincoln Continental Driver - June 16, 2018 - Report this comment
I remember an animated skit of this song on the Sonny + Cher TV show. It didn't really answer that question either. Maybe he's retired at the Canary Islands, living next to Elvis Presley!

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