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See Sandburg's head-note to his four versions of this song, 75; R. W. Gordon, Adventure Magazine, August 20, 1923; ibid., May 10, 1925; Spaeth, Read9 Em and Weep, 34; Scarborough, 79; New Jersey Journal of Education, September, 1926; Cox, No. 46; Glen H. Mullin, Adventures of a Scholar Tramp, 260; Odum, Journal, XXIV, 366; Perrow, Journal, XXVIII, 178; R. W. Gordon, New York Times Magazine, June 19, 1927; Bradley Kincaid, My Favorite Mountain Ballads and Old-Time Songs, 1928, p. 41; Henry, Journal, XLII, 285; Richardson and Spaeth, American Mountain Songs, p. 38. "Frankie and Johnny," a play by John Huston, Albert and Charles Boni, New York, 1930, contains a dozen versions of the song from various sources. Two of them are reprinted from the Journal. Cf. also "Frankie and Johnny," a review of the play with some account of the song in The New Jersey Journal ofEducation, Vol. XX, Nos. 5 and 6, January-February, 1931, p. 15.
"Frankie." Obtained from Austin Harmon, Cade's Cove, Blount County, Tennessee, August, 1928.
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1. Frankie was a good girl As everybody knows. She paid a hundred dollar bill For a suit of Albert's clothes, Just because she loved him so.

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