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Frankie & Johnnie

This song is by David Allan Coe and appears on the album 20 Greatest Hits (1994).

Frankie and Johnnie were lovers
And, oh Lordy, how they did love
They swore they's be true to each other
Just as true as the stars above
He was her man
But he was doin' her wrong

Now his luck at poker was fading
When a pretty girl gave him the eye
Well, he gambled he could change his luck
With this lady named Nellie Bligh
He was Frankie's man
But he was doin' her wrong

Now Frankie went lookin' for Johnnie
And she wasn't lookin' for fun
In her eye there was danger
In her hand there was a loaded gun
To shoot the man
That been doin' her wrong

Frankie looked in through the window
She wasn't even surprised
There was that smooth talkin' Johnnie
Kissin' on Nellie Bligh
He was her man
But he was doin' her wrong

Frankie stormed into the barroom
People were jumpin' around
She started shootin' that pistol
She gunned old Johnnie down
He was her man
But he done her wrong

This is the end of my story
And this is the end of my song
Frankie killed Johnnie for cheatin'
She sent him where he belong
He was her man
But he was doin' her wrong

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