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  1. Frankie and Johnny
    Jimmie Rodgers
    Frankie and Johnny were sweethearts oh Lordy how they did love
    Swore to be true to each other true as the stars above
    He was her man he was doing her wrong
    Frankie went down to the corner just for a bucket of beer
    She says Mr Bartender has my loving Johnny been here
    He’s my man he was doing me wrong
    I don’t want cause you no trouble I ain’t gonna tell you no lie
    I saw your lover an hour ago with a gal named Nellie
    Bligh
    He is your man and he’s doing you wrong
    Frankie looked over in transom she saw to her susrprice
    There on the cab sat Johnny making love to Nellie Blie
    He is my man and he’s doing me wrong
    Frankie drew back to her kimona she took out a little
    44
    Rutty too too three times she shot right through that
    Hardwood door
    She shot her man he was doing her wrong
    Bring out the rubber tied buggy bring out the rubber
    Tied hack
    I’m taking my man to the graveyard but I ain’t gonna
    Bring him back
    Lord he was my man and he’s done me wrong
    Bring out a thousand policemen bring ’em around today
    And locked me down in the dungeon cell and throw that
    Key away
    I shot my man he was doing me wrong
    Frankie she said to the warden what are they going to
    Do
    The warden he said to Frankie it’s a electric chair for
    You
    Cause you shot your man he was doing you wrong
    This story has no moral this story has no end
    This story just goes to show that there ain’t no good
    In man
    He was her man and he’s done her wrong

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