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3.  They rolled out west For to live upon the best,
And the people asked them their names. They laughed and they scorned, And they made this reply: "It is Frank and Jesse James."
4. Jesse James had a wife,
In the morning of her life,
And their children they grew brave.
They stood upon the spot,
And they saw their father shot,
And they laid poor Jesse in his grave.
Chorus In his grave, in his grave, And they laid poor Jesse in his grave.
5. All the people out west,
When they heard of Jesse's death,
They wondered how come him to die.
He was shot on the sly
By Comarn Robbie Ford,
And they laid poor Jesse down to die.
Chorus Down to die, down to die; They laid poor Jesse down to die. He was shot on the sly By Comarn Robbie Ford, And they laid poor Jesse down to die.
6. All the children cried aloud
When they saw their father's shroud,
Saying, "Mother, we are left alone."
She trembled and replied
As she stood by their side,
Saying, "God will prepare us a home."
Chorus Us a home, us a home, Saying, "God will prepare us a home." She trembled and replied, As she stood by his side, Saying, "God will prepare us a home."
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