Jesse James
The Chad Mitchell Trio Lyrics


Jesse James was a man, and he traveled in the land
He stopped on the Rocky Mountain shore
Well he stole from the rich, and he gave to the poor
But I'll never see my Jesse anymore.

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Oh, I don't know where my poor old Jesse's gone
Oh, I don't know where my poor Jesse's gone
But I'll meet you in that land where I've never been before
And I don't know where my poor old Jesse's gone
And I don't know where my poor old Jesse's gone (after last verse ONLY)

It was with his brother Frank that he robbed the Denver bank
They carried the money from the town
And the agent on his knees he delivered up the keys
When Frank and his brother Jesse frowned

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Jesse James was at home, he was standing up on high
Trying to straighten out a picture frame
And he thought he was alone, and he laid down his gun
Then they laid down my poor Jesse James

So Jesse's laid at rest with a hand across his chest
And a smile was there upon his face
He was born one day in the County of Clay
And he come of a wild and reckless race

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Writer(s): THEO PHILLIPS, PAUL CLAYTON

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