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Frankie and Albert
2.  Frankie went down to the bar-room; She called for a bottle of beer;
She whispered to the bar-tender;
"Has Albert he been here?
He is my man and he won't come home."
3.  "I am not a-going to tell you no story; I am not a-going to tell you no lie; He left here about an hour ago
With a girl called Alice Fry;
He is your man and he won't come home/'
4.  Frankie went to the house As hard as she could run; And under her apron Concealed a smokeless gun;
"He is my man but he won't come home."
5.  Frankie went to the pool-room, And knocked on the pool-room door, And there she saw the man she loved Standing in the middle of the floor;
"You are my man and you will come home."
6.  Albert ran around the table And fell down on his knees. He hollowed out to Frankie: "Don't kill me, if you please;
I'm your man and I have done you wrong."
7.  Frankie stepped out in the back yard; She heard a bull-dog bark:
"That must be the man 1 love slipping out in the dark. If it is, I am a-going to lay him low; He is my man, but he done me wrong."
8.  Frankie went down to the river. She looked from bank to bank: "Do all you can for a gambling man, But yet you will get no thanks;
For a gambling man won't treat you right."

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III