Frankie and Johnny Lyrics - Elvis Presley
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Frankie and Johnny were lovers
Lordy oh how they did love
Swore to be true to each other
True as the stars above
He was her man he wouldn't do her wrong
Frankie went down to the barroom
Just for to get her some beer
Said to the fat bartender
has my lover Johnny been here
he is my man he wouldn't do me wrong
I ain't gonna tell you no stories
I ain't gonna tell you no lies
I saw your Johnny half an hour ago
Making love to Nellie Bly
He is your man but he's doing you wrong
Frankie went back to the hotel
She didn't go for fun
Frankie went back to get a hold of
of Johnny's shooting gun
He was her man but he was doing her wrong
Frankie drew back her kimono
pulled out her li'l 44
rooty toot toot three times she shoot
right through the hardwood door
She shot her man cos he was doin' her wrong
Roll me over easy
Roll me over slow
Honey don't roll me on my left side
Cause the bullets hurt me so
I was your man but I was doin' you wrong
Roll out your rubber-tyred hearses
Roll our your rubber-tyred hacks (?)
Seven men goin' to the graveyard
Six men coming back
He was her man but he was doin' her wrong
The sheriff arrested Frankie
Threw her in jail the next day
Locked her up in a prison cell
And threw the key away
For shootin' her man cos he was doin' her wrong
This story ain't got no moral
this story ain't got no end
this story only goes to show
that there ain't no good in men
he was her man but he was doin' her wrong.
Writer: CAHN, SAMMY/GREEN, JOHN WALDO /
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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A Truly Timeless Tale | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/13/13
If one reads about the case that gave rise to the Frankie and Johnny song (it was in 1899), it can't help remind us today of the Jodi Arias case. There are indeed "no original sins."
A Tmeless Tale | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/28/12
I'm now sixty years old and I remember my daddy playing (on the guitar) and singing this song when I was ver little. I didn't quite get it at the time but I love the nostalgic memory it has left me with.
Another one he would often play and sing was," Kansas City Kitty".
The New Frankie and Johnny | Reviewer: Robert Harvey | 11/3/07
Heard this "Hip" version late 50s and can't find it on the net.
Lyrics like "she threw punches from every angle, man it looked like the main event"
Heard it on Luxembourgh!
Frankie and Johnny were lovers | Reviewer: Jack Cutter | 10/7/07
Frankie and Johnny were lovers
Lordy how they could love.
Swore to be true to each other,
Just as true as the stars above
He was her man, wouldn't do her wrong
Frankie went down to the corner, just for a bucket of beer. Said, "Mr. Bartender, has my lover, Johnny been here?: He is my man, wouldn't do me wrong."
I don't want to tell you no stories, don't want to tell you no lies, but I saw your lover Johnny, on the couch with Nellie Bly. He is your man, but he's doing you wrong.
Frankie looked over the transom and there to her surprise, there was lover, Johnny on the couch with Nellie Bly. He was her man, but he was doing her wrong.
Frankie lifted up her kimona, pulled out a little forty-four, the roo-ta-tee-toot, three times she'd shoot, right through that hardwood door.
She shot her man, 'cause he was doing her wrong.
Roll me over easy, roll me over slow, roll me over on my left side 'cause your bullets hurt me so.
I was your man, but I was doing you wrong.
This story has no moral. This story has no end. This story merely goes to show that there ain't no good in men. He was her man, but he was doing her wrong.
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