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