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Frankie
Mississippi John Hurt Lyrics


Frankie was a good girl everybody know
She pay one hundred dollars for our one suit of clothes
He's a man and he done me wrong.

Frankie went down to the corner saloon, didn't go to be gone long
She peek through one of the keyholes and spied Albert in Alice's arms
He's my man and he done me wrong.

Frankie called Albert, Albert says "I don't hear."
"If you don't come to the woman you love, gonna haul you out of here"
You's my man and you done me wrong."

Frankie shot old Albert and she shot him three or four times
Says "Stroll back, I'd smoke my gun, let him see Albert dying
He's my man and he done me wrong."

Frankie and the judge walked down on the stand, walked out side to side
The judge says to Frankie "You're gonna be justified
For killing a man and he done you wrong."

Dark was the night, cold was on the ground
Little last word I heard Frankie say "I'd done laid old Albert down
He's my man and he done me wrong."

I ain't gonna tell no story and I ain't gonna tell no lie
Well an hour past about an hour ago, the girl called out his pride
He's your man and he done you wrong.

Lyrics © WYNWOOD MUSIC CO. INC., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: JOHN S HURT

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PigfarmerJr

Frankie was a good girl, everybody know
She pay one hundred dollars for our one suit of clothes
He's a man and he done me wrong



Frankie went down to the corner saloon, didn't go to be gone long
She peek through one of the keyholes and spied Albert in Alice's arms
He's my man and he done me wrong




Frankie called Albert, Albert says "I don't hear"
"If you don't come to the woman you love, gonna haul you out of here
You's my man and you done me wrong"



Frankie shot old Albert and she shot him three or four times
Says, "stroll back, I'd smoke my gun, let him see Albert dying
He's my man and he done me wrong"



Frankie and the judge walked down on the stand, walked out side to side
The judge says to Frankie "You're gonna be justified
For killing a man and he done you wrong"



Dark was the night, cold was on the ground
Little last word I heard Frankie say "I'd done laid old Albert down
He's my man and he done me wrong"



I ain't gonna tell no story and I ain't gonna tell no lie
Well an hour past about an hour ago, the girl called out his pride
He's your man and he done you wrong



All comments from YouTube:

Kári Svansson

This man is one of the most beautiful souls ever to have descended to this Earth.

Jo Seon-ho

This song gives me chills every time, especially when he says "Dark was the night, cold was on the ground."

Henry Turréy

He sounds so young, I had only heard his material his material from the 1960's. It breaks my heart that we had lost him for 35 years, I thank God that he was rediscovered. A true America treasure!

James Walton Ingham

This is lovely. I have heard so many copies of this online where the key shifts and the song speeds up. This is how I recall hearing the song as a youngster. Thank you.

Lee Croughton

Wow! My dad played his music in the car the house and on his guitar and we're from the south east!! OF ENGLAND!!

saudade2100

Avon River delta blues?

Frank Sabatino

It feels like this humble music will keep flowing forever.

phxsns1

It’s nice to think of it that way: flowing. Waiting to be discovered and enjoyed by curious listeners.

blindtcjohnson

It's been said that American literature starts with Twain's "Huckleberry Finn". I feel that MJH is similarly influential to American acoustic guitar music.

It should be noted too that this recording had to be sped up slightly to get it to fit on a 78 RPM side. 5*!

Yeehee

Wheres the proof? It's also a rumor that Robert Johnson's recordings were sped up as well.

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