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8. Frankie went down the Broadway; The band begin to play; All the tune that it would play Was, "Nearer, My God, to Thee;" All over the town the band did sound.
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"Little Frankie." Obtained from Austin Tuohy, Jersey City, N. J., who had it from Miss Wilna Suggs, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
i. Frankie was a good woman, as everybody knows;
She saved up all her money, to buy her old man's clothes; He was her man, but he done her wrong.
2. Frankie went to the bar-room for to get a glass of beer;
She said, "Say, Mr. Bartender, did you see my old man here?" He was her man, but he done her wrong.
3. Bartender said, "I say, Miss Frankie, I cannot tell you a lie;
Old Albert was here about an hour ago with a girl named Sussie Sly;" He was her man, but he done her wrong.
4. Frankie went home just as fast as she could run;
She reached down in the pocket pulled out a forty-four gun; He was her man, but he done her wrong.
5. Frankie shot him once bang! Frankie shot him twice; The third time Frankie shot him, she took her old man's life; He was her man, but he done her wrong.
6. Rubber-tire buggies, great high silk hats! They took old Albert to the grave yard; And she forgot to bring him back;
He was her man, but he done her wrong.
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