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Sung a few times by Pigpen with the Grateful Dead in the early days, and then revived once by Bob Weir in 1985
Lyrics By
Harris, Terry
Music By
Harris, Terry
Lyrics

The joint was jumping on the corner
Down on Honky Tonk Street
All of a sudden up pulled a Cadillac
And out stepped a cat named Pete

A diamond on every finger
He wore a tailor-made suit
He smoked a black cigar, he wore a Stetson hat
He wore a pair of cowboy boots

Busted on through the doorway
Mad as he could be
Said, don't mess around, I'll cut you down
'Cause my name is Big Boy Pete

The music stopped, there wasn't a sound
Over in the corner stood Bad Man Brown
Brown smiled and grinned, he said my friend
If you take two steps further, I'm going to do you in

Pete said look here buddy
I know I'm going to tan your hide
I got a fourty five, keeps me alive
Got seven bullets on my side

Brown pulled a knife, jumped on Pete

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    The joint was jumping on the corner
    Down on Honky Tonk Street
    All of a sudden up pulled a Cadillac
    And out stepped a cat named Pete

    A diamond on every finger
    He wore a tailor-made suit
    He smoked a black cigar, he wore a Stetson hat
    He wore a pair of cowboy boots

    Busted on through the doorway
    Mad as he could be
    Said, don't mess around, I'll cut you down
    'Cause my name is Big Boy Pete

    The music stopped, there wasn't a sound
    Over in the corner stood Bad Man Brown
    Brown smiled and grinned, he said my friend
    If you take two steps further, I'm going to do you in

    Pete said look here buddy
    I know I'm going to tan your hide
    I got a fourty five, keeps me alive
    Got seven bullets on my side

    Brown pulled a knife, jumped on Pete

    Sung a few times by Pigpen with the Grateful Dead in the early days, and then revived once by Bob Weir in 1985