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9. Frankie went to the grave-yard;
She kneeled down on her knees Saying praises to the Lord Give her heart some ease.
10.  Frankie went to the courthouse
To have her trial. The jury said to the judge,
"I believe little Frankie ought to be cleared.
11.  Frankie had two children,
One was a girl and [= one a] boy. She said, "If you ever see your papa's face, It will be in another world."
12.   Frankie was a good little woman,
So everybody knows. She paid one hundred dollars For Albert's suit of clothes.
"Frankie Baker." Obtained from Miss Ronie Johnson, Crossnore, Avery County, North Carolina, July, 1929.
1.  Frankie was a good girl As everybody knows;
She paid a hundred dollar bill For Albert a suit of clothes, Just because she loved him so.
2.  Frankie took them to him; Albert put them on,
Went stepping off down the broad highway,
Saying, "Bye, bye, Honey, I'm gone,
For I'm your man who won't treat you right."
3. Frankie went to the beer shops And called for a glass of beer, Saying to the bar-room keeper: "Have you seen little Albert here?" "Oh, no, no, Frankie, no."

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