Frankie And Johnny-John Jackson

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Frankie And Johnny-John Jackson
John Jackson, vocal and guitar in C position, standard tuning

Frankie and Johnny were sweethearts, oh Lord, how they did love
Sure be true to each other, true as the stars above
"He was my man, but he done me wrong."

Frankie went down to the corner, just for a bucket of beer
"Mr. Bartendler [sic], have my lovin' Johnny been here?
He was my man, but he done me wrong."

"I ain't going to teach you know story, I ain't going to tell you no lie.
I seen your lovin' Johnny, makin' love to Nellie Bye."
"He was my man, but he done me wrong."

Frankie looked over the transom, she got her little .44,
Say, "root", she shot three times, through that hardwood door
She shot her man, but he done her wrong

"Roll me over easy, roll me over slow,
Roll me over, 'cause my right side hurts me so."
"He was my man, but he done me wrong."

Bring out the rubber-tired buggy, bring out the steamin' hack
"I'm a-takin' my man to the graveyard, ain't gon' bring him back,
Was my man, but he done me wrong."

SOLO

They took Frank down to the warden, asked him what he's gonna do
The judge, he said to Frankie, "It's the 'lectric chair for you,
You shot your man, but he done you wrong."

This don't have no moral, this don't a-have no end
This story goes to show, just t'ain't no good in men
"He was my man, but he done me wrong."

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