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Procol Harum — Long Gone Geek — 1969

B side to single "A Salty Dog"
The cat with a Stetson hat: the American legend of Stackerlee [as in the song 'Stagger Lee' by Lloyd Price] concerns a black man who sold his soul to the Devil in return for a Stetson hat which gave him powers of metamorphosing into animals such as cats. Hubris lead to his downfall after he shot the stealer of the Stetson hat.

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