Frankie and Johnny
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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"
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