Frankie and Johnny

Louis Armstrong & His All-StarsBuy this song

Frankie and Johnny were sweethearts 
Oh, what a couple in love
 Frankie was loyal to Johnny 
Just as true as the stars above

He was her man
But he done her wrong 

 Frankie went down to the drugstore 
Some ice cream she wanted to buy
The soda jerk told her that Johnny 
Was making love to Nellie Bligh

He was her man
But he was doing her wrong 

Now Frankie's dad was a policeman 
She stole his old forty-four gun
Then back to the drugstore she beat it
Just as fast as she could run

 After her man
Who was doing her wrong 

Now Frankie peaked in on the party 
She got a surprise when she saw
That Nellie and Johnny were making love
And sipping soda through a straw 

He was her man
But he was doing her wrong 

So Frankie flew into a tantrum 
She whipped out that old forty-four
And her rootie-toot-boom, that gal did shoot  Right through that hardwood swinging door

She shot her man
'Cause he was doing her wrong 

So bring on your crepe and your flowers  Bring on your rubber-tired hack
'Cause there's eight men to go to the graveyard 
But only seven are coming back

She shot her man
'Cause he was doing her wrong 

Now this is the end of my story 
And this is the end of my song
 Frankie is down in the jailhouse 
And she cries the whole night long

"He was my man
But he was doing me wrong"

Written by: PD TRADITIONAL, SANFORD SCHMIDT

Lyrics © MEMORY LANE MUSIC GROUP , Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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