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Frankie And Johnny chords

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On the original recording Lonnie seems to mix up personal pronouns and names a few times 
so I've written it
to fit what made most sense to me, some lines aren't entirely accurate but I believe 
they work well enough.

Also some lines I couldn't quite figure out for the life of me so I wrote my best approximations.


E
Ah well Frankie and Johnny were sweethearts

Lordy how they could love
         A
Ah, they swore to be true to each other
                          E
Just as true as the skies above
           B7                      E
He was her man, he wouldn't do her wrong.


E
Well Frankie and Johnny went walking

Johnny had on a new suit
     A
Yeah Frankie spent one hundred dollars
                          E
Just to make her man look cute
           B7                     E
He was her man, he wouldn't do her wrong.


 E
"Well Frankie see, I'm gonna leave you

But I wont be very long.
    A
Ah, don't you wait up for me honey,
                          E
Don't you worry while I'm gone.
         B7                     E
I'm your man, I wouldn't do you wrong."


E
So Frankie walked down to the Huddy saloon

And she called for a bottle of beer.
        A
And she said to the old bar-tender man
                               E
"Has my loving Johnny man been here?
          B7                         E
He was my man, but he been doing me wrong, so wrong."


 E
"Well see I don't want to cause you no trouble,

well I don't want to tell you no lies
     A
Yeah I see your Johnny
                       E
making love with Nelly Bly.
            B7                         E
He was your man, but he been doing you wrong, so wrong."


E
So Frankie walked over to the transit-door

And there to her great surprise
      A
There sat her lover Johnny
                       E
Making love with Nelly Bly
           B7                    E
He was her man, but he being her wrong, so wrong.


E
So as Nelly lifted up her kimono dress

Drew a little 44
    A
Hey rum-tum-tum, three times she shot him,
                            E
Right through that hardwood door
           B7                         E
She shot her man, but he been doing her wrong, so wrong.


E
He said "Roll me over so careful

Hey, roll me over so slow
     A
Hey, roll me onto my left side
                          E
Your bullets they hurt me so
           B7                         E
I was your man, but I been doing your wrong, so wrong".

E (Spoken fast over E chord)
They sent for Johnny's mother, she come down to the Huddy saloon asking what's the 
matter with her boy and
what's he talking about

E
He said "Oh Mrs Johnson

See what your son has got
         A
Don't be rockin', a' don't be stompin'
                                  E
But your little Johnny-boy's been shot
           B7                         E
He was her man, but he been doing her wrong, so wrong"


E
She said "oh Mrs Johnson

Oh forgive me please
         A
I know I killed your loving son Johnny
                         E
But I'm down on a bended knee
            B7                       E
I shot your man, but he was doing me wrong, so wrong.


E
She said "I forgive you Frankie"

She said "I forgive you not"
        A
"Oh you killed my loving son Johnny
                      E
He was the only boy I got
            B7                                 E
You shot my man, ah he was doing you wrong, so wrong."


E
And last time I see Frankie

She was still in a dungeon cell
        A
All day weeping, all day moaning
                         E
Cos his soul is going down to hell
             B7,
She shot her man, but he was doing her wrong, so wrong.


E
She said "Now bring your drum and tired hearses

And a bring up your pony and trap
          A
I'm gonna takea' my Johnny to the grave yard
                         E
I ain'ta gonna bring him back
          B7                        E
He was my man, but he been doing me wrong, so wrong".


E
Hey the story aint had no moral

Well the story aint got no end
         A
Well the story only goes to show show you
                        E
There's no damn good in men
             B7                        E
She shot her man, and he was doing her wrong.

            
            
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