Bob Dylan - "Frankie and Albert" lyrics

by Bob Dylan (arr)

1. Frankie was a good girl.
Everybody knows.
For Albert's new suite of clothes.
He was her man but he done her wrong.
2. Albert said, "I'm leaving you.
Won't be gone for long.

Don't wait for me.
A-worry about me when I'm gone."

He was her man but he done her wrong.
Said to the bartender.
3. Frankie went down to the corner saloon.
"Has my lovin' man been here'"
He was her man but he done her wrong.
Get a bucket of beer.
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I ain't gonna tell you no lies.
4. "Well, I ain't gonna tell you no stories.
I saw Albert an hour ago.
With a gal named Alice Bly."
He was her man but he done her wrong.

5. Frankie went down to 12th Street.
Lookin' up through the window high.
She saw her Albert there.
He was her man but he done her wrong.
Lovein' up Alice Bly.
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6. Frankie pulled out a pistol.
Pulled out a forty-four.
And Albert fell on the floor.
Gun went off a rootie-toot-toot
He was her man but he done her wrong.

7. Frankie got down upon her knees.
Started to hug and kiss him.
But there was no bringin' him back.
Took Albert into her lap.
He was her man but he done her wrong.

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Throw me into a cell.
8. "Gimme a thousand policemen.
I shot my Albert dead.
And now I'm goin' to hell.

He was her man but he done me wrong."
9. Judge said to the jury.
"Plain as a thing can be.
A woman shot her lover down.
He was her man but he done her wrong.
Murder in the second degree."

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10. Frankie went to the scaffold.
Calm as a girl could be.
Turned her eyes up towards the heavens.
Said, "Nearer, my God, to Thee."
He was her man but he done her wrong