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Frankie And Johnnie
ID: 13471

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TypeSinging Call
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Media45 rpm vinyl
Allie Morvent (picture)     recordings by Allie Morvent

Allie Morvent

Cue Sheet


Bow down to your partner, give that girl a swing
Join hands, circle to the left, boy you've got a ring
Reverse and trail, go single file
Four little ladies backtrack, twice around you go
Men turn in behind your girl, it's single file you know
Keep moving round, and don't slow down
Girls roll back to an allemande left, around the ring you go
Grand old right & left, boys, and then you promeno
You've got your girl, don't do her wrong

FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

1st & 3rd go right & left thru, turn the girl you know
Star thru and pass thru, and do a dosado
Go all the way around, go right & left thru
Star thru and pass thru, star thru the next old two
Square thru 3/4, 3/4 around you do
Left allemande, go right & left grand
When you meet your partner, turn her with a right elbow
Allemande left your corner, your honey promeno
You've got your girl, don't do her wrong


Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
subject to all U.S. copyright laws and remain property of their respective owners.

Frankie And Johnny Lyrics ID: 1985

Frankie and Johnny were lovers.
O my Gawd how they did love!
They swore to be true to each other,
As true as the stars above.
He was her man but he done her wrong.

Frankie went down to the hock-shop,
Went for a bucket of beer,
Said: "O Mr Bartender
Has my loving Johnny been here?
He is my man but he's doing me wrong."

"I don't want to make you no trouble,
I don't want to tell you no lie,
But I saw Johnny an hour ago
With a girl named Nelly Bly,
He is your man but he's doing you wrong."

Frankie went down to the hotel,
She didn't go there for fun,
'Cause underneath her kimona
She toted a 44 Gun.
He was he man but he done her wrong.

Frankie went down to the hotel.
She rang the front-door bell,
Said: "Stand back all you chippies
Or I'll blow you all to hell.
I want my man for he's doing me wrong."

Frankie looked in through the key-hole
And there before her eye
She saw her Johnny on the sofa
A-loving up Nelly Bly.
He was her man; he was doing her wrong.

Frankie threw back her kimona,
Took out a big 44,
Root-a-toot-toot, three times she shoot
Right through that hardware door.
He was her man but he was doing her wrong.

Johnny grabbed up his Stetson,
Said: "O my Gawd Frankie don't shoot!"
But Frankie pulled hard on the trigger
And the gun went root-a-toot-toot.
She shot her man who was doing her wrong

"Roll me over easy,
Roll me over slow,
Roll me over on my right side
Cause my left side hurts me so.
I was her man but I done her wrong."

"Bring out your rubber-tired buggy,
Bring out your rubber-tired hack;
I'll take my Johnny to the graveyard
But I won't bring him back.
He was my man but he done me wrong."

"Lock me in that dungeon,
Lock me in that cell,
Lock me where the north-east wind
Blows from the corner of Hell.
I shot my man 'cause he done me wrong."

It was not murder in the first degree,
It was not murder in the third.
A woman simply shot her man
As a hunter drops a bird.
She shot her man 'cause he done her wrong.

Frankie said to the Sheriff,
"What do you think they'll do?"
The Sheriff said to Frankie,
"It's the electric-chair for you.
You shot your man 'cause he done you wrong."

Frankie sat in the jail-house,
Had no electric fan,
Told her sweet little sister:
"There ain't no good in a man.
I had a man but he done me wrong."

Once more I saw Frankie
She was sitting in the Chair
Waiting for to go and meet her God
With the sweat dripping out of her hair.
He was a man but he done her wrong.

This story has no moral,
This story has no end,
This story only goes to show
That there ain't no good in men.
He was her man but he done her wrong.

Composed by Frank and Bert Leighton.
Lyrics by Frank and Bert Leighton.
Recorded by Duke Ellington; Benny Goodman; Pearl Bailey; many others.



ID: 13471

23-May-2018 03:17:20
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