Jesse James
The Pogues Lyrics


Jesse James we understand
Has killed many a man
He robbed the union trains
He stole from the rich
And gave to the poor
He'd a hand and a heart
And a brain

Now Jesse had a wife
Lived a lady all her life
And children they were brave
But history does record
That Bob and Charlie ford
Have laid poor Jesse in his grave

Well it was on Saturday night
The stars were shining bright
They robbed the Glendale train
And the people they did say
For many miles away
It was those outlays
Frank and Jesse James

Now Jesse had a wife
Lived a lady all her life
And children they were brave
But history does record
That Bob and Charlie ford
Have laid poor Jesse in his grave

Well it was Bob and Charlie ford
Those dirty little cowards
I wonder how they feel
For they ate of Jesse's bread
And they slept in Jesse's bed
And they laid poor Jesse in his grave

Now Jesse had a wife
Lived a lady all her life
And children they were brave
But history does record
That Bob and Charlie ford
Have laid poor Jesse in his grave

Well the people held their breath
When they heard of Jesse's death
They wondered how he came to fall
Well it was Robert ford in fact
Who shot him in the back
While he hung a picture on the wall

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Written by: TRADITIONAL, WANNBERG

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Mauro Neroni

Jesse James, we understand
Has killed him many a man
He robbed the Union trains
He stole from the rich
He gave to the poor
He had a hand and a heart and a brain

Well it was on Saturday night
The stars were shining bright
They robbed the Glendale train
And the people they did say
For many miles away
It was those outlaws Frank and Jesse James

Now Jesse had a wife
Lived a lady all her life
Her children they were brave
Ah, but history does record
That Bob and Charlie Ford
Have laid poor Jesse in his grave

Well it was Bob and Charlie Ford
Those dirty little cowards
I wonder how they feel
For they ate of Jesse's bread
They slept in Jesse's bed
They laid poor Jesse in his grave

Now Jesse had a wife
Lived a lady all her life
Her children they were brave
But history does record
That Bob and Charlie Ford
Have laid poor Jesse in his grave

Now Jesse had a wife
Lived a lady all her life
Her children they were brave
Now history does record
That Bob and Charlie Ford
Have laid poor Jesse in his grave

Well the people held their breath
They heard of Jesse's death
They wondered how he come to fall
Well it was Robert Ford in fact
Who shot him in the back
While he hung a picture on the wall

Now Jesse had a wife
Lived a lady all her life
Her children they were brave
But history does record
That Bob and Charlie Ford
Have laid poor Jesse in his grave



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-Andrea- Jaylσкε

Thanks to Red Dead Redemption 2 to have brought me here!

The Billybob Show

Brought me here too. Great game.

-Andrea- Jaylσкε

Zak Winters Exactly!

Zak Winters

Otitis Miller!!

Drew Thurston

same here to be honest

itasuke

@Ryan Bream they have a different version of the song that refers to this

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frnz klmmr ll

I vaguely remember this Jesse James was given a place to hide by a lady who's property taxes where due so he gave her the money then waited for the tax collector to leave and promptly robbed him he got his money back she paid her taxes lol

cattlewrangler walsh

She made dinner for the james gang while they were eating Jesse noticed that she was upset and asked what was wrong. She told him that today was the day she would be evicted from her farm as she couldn’t keep up the repayments so Jesse gave her the money to clear the loan and when the bank manager signed it off the hang were waiting for him down the road.

Rick Matz

When I was six years old we found an old cassette in the ditch by highway 3. With this song. We wore it out. I woke up this morning and here I am.

Gary May

Rum sodemy lash

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