Elvis Presley - "Frankie Johnny" lyrics

(words & music by gottlieb - karger - weisman)

Frankie and me we were lovers

Oh lordy how we could love

Swore wed be true to each other

Just as true as stars above

I was her man, she caught me doing her wrong.

My luck in poker was fading

When a new gal caught my eye

I gambled, I tried to change my luck

With a chick named nellie bly

I was frankies man but I was doing her wrong.

Yeah! frankie came looking to find me

Yes, she wasnt looking for fun

For in her sweet loving hand

She was totin a 44 gun

To shoot her man if he was doin her wrong

Well frankie walked into the bar room

And right there in front of her eyes
There was her loving johnny

Making love to that nellie bly

I was her man, she caught me doing her wrong.

Frankie, I beg, please dont shoot me

Well theyll put you away in a cell

You know theyll put your where the cold wind blows

From the hottest corner in hell

Im your man, I know I done you wrong.

Easy on the roll, real easy

Easy on the roll, real slow

Roll me over real gently

cause my wound hurts me so

Well I was her man

Well I done her wrong

Well frankie told johnny

Well this is the end of my song

I was her man, well I done her wrong

Well , hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

Done her wrong