Jesse James
Eddy Arnold Lyrics


It was on a Wednesday night the moon was shining bright
They robbed the Glendale train
And the people they did say for many miles away
Twas the outlaws Frank and Jesse James

Jesse had a wife to mourn all her life
Their children they are brave
Twas a dirty little coward that shot Mr Howard
They laid Jesse James in his grave
It was Robert Ford the dirty little coward
I wonder how he does feel
For he ate of Jesse's bread and he slept in Jesse's bed
Then he laid Jesse James in his grave

Jesse had a wife to mourn all her life

It was his brother Frank that robbed the Gallatin bank
And carried the money from the town
It was in this very place that they had a little race
For they shot Captain Sheets to the ground

Jesse was a man a friend to the poor
He never would see a man suffer pain
And with his brother Frank he robbed the Chicago bank
And stopped the Glendale train

It was his brother Frank that robbed the Gallatin bank
And carried the money from the town
It was in this very place that they had a little race
For they shot Captain Sheets to the ground

Jesse had a wife to mourn all her life

They went to the crossing not very far from there
And there they did the same
And the agent on his knees he delivered up the keys
To the outlaws Frank and Jesse James

Jesse had a wife to mourn all her life

It was on a Saturday night Jesse was at home
Talking to his family brave
When the thief and the coward a little Robert Ford
Laid Jesse James in his grave

How people held their breath when they heard of Jesse's death
And wondered how he ever came to die
Twas one of the gang dirty Robert Ford
That shot poor Jesse on the sly

Jesse had a wife to mourn all her

Jesse went to rest with his hand on his breast
The devil will be upon his knee
He was born one day in the county of Clay
And came from the solitary race

Jesse had a wife to mourn all her life
They laid Jesse James in his grave

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Written by: TRAD, TRADITIONAL, RAY DORSET

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Comments from YouTube:

Robyn Pittenger

THIS IS THE VERSION OF THIS SONG MY DAD RAISED ME ON FROM THE TIME I WAS FIVE AND I'VE SPENT TWENTY YEARS TRYING TO FIND IT AGAIN! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR UPLOADING!

Elmer Larimer

LOVE IT

GunGuru

No one did this song better, in my estimation, than Eddie Arnold!

James Corradini

like it.

Xander Tyler

Is it bad that I love being related to Jesse James?

Brian Bosworth M14 7.62mm NATO

Oh no not Jesse James!

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