C Frankie and Johnny were lovers C C7 Oh lord how they could love F They swore to be true to each other F Cdim7 C Just as true as the stars above A7 D7 G7 He was her man C ( C7 F Fm C ) G7 But he did her wrong C Frankie went down to the bar room C C7 To buy her Johnny a beer F Said to the bartender F Cdim7 C Has my ever-lovin' Johnny been here? A7 D7 G7 He is my man C ( C7 F Fm C ) G7 But he's doin' me wrong. C I cannot tell you no story C C7 I cannot tell you no lie F Johnny left about an hour ago F Cdim7 C With a gal named Nellie Bly A7 D7 G7 He is your man C ( C7 F Fm C ) G7 But he's doin' you wrong. C Frankie went down The Broadway C C7 With a forty four in her hand F Said "Stand aside all you chorus gals F Cdim7 C I'm a-lookin' for my man!" A7 D7 G7 He is my man C ( C7 F Fm C ) G7 But he's doin' me wrong. C The first time she shot him he staggered C C7 The next time she shot him he fell F The last time she shot him oh lord F Cdim7 C There was another man's face in hell A7 D7 G7 He was her man C ( C7 F Fm C ) G7 But he did her wrong. This is how I play it...with a bit of the melody cross-picked over the chords. The lyrics are a variant on one of those collected by John and Alan Lomax and the chords are a little jazzier than the standard versions.