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5. Frankie pulled back her kimono, Drew out her little forty-four toruute; Three times she shot
Right through that hard wood door, Killed her man 'cause he done her wrong.
6. "Frankie, come, turn me over; Come, turn me over slow; Your bullet in my left side; Oh, how it hurts me so!
You killed your man 'cause he done you wrong."
7. Bring on your rubber tired horses; Bring on your rubber tired hack. Taking my man to the grave yard And I'm not going to bring him back.
I killed my man 'cause he done me wrong.
8. Frankie went to the warden.
Said, "What are you going to do?"
The warden said to Frankie:
"It's the electric chair for you.
You've killed your man 'cause he done you wrong/'
9. Frankie went to the policeman.
Said, "I don't want to live another day.
Lock me up in a dungeon
And throw the key away.
I've killed my man 'cause he done me wrong.'*
10. This story has no moral; This story has no end; This story goes right on to show There's not no good in men. She killed her man 'cause he done her wrong.
"Frankie Baker." Obtained from Mrs. Cleophas L. Franklin, Crossnore, Avery County, N. C, July, 1929, who had it from her mother-in-law, Mrs. Alicidona Franklin, of Avery County.

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