Capo 4th fret C A D G C G7 C C7 F F7 Frankie, she was a fine-lookin' woman, had a man named Johnny C C7 D G And she loved him, Lord, she laid down a hundred for a suit of clothes, C C7 F F7 Don't you see them walkin' arm-in-arm down along Canal Street? C A D G C G7 Frankie loved Johnny and, Lord, everybody knows.
Frankie, she came home one evening just a little bit early,
And she thought, ought to stop at the corner for a bottle of beer.
She sat there, and she told her troubles to the fat bartender,
Says, "Hey, Fat Daddy, has my Johnny man been here?"
He said, "Frankie," he said, "I'm terribly sorry that you asked me that question,
'Cause you know, and I know, I'm 'bout as honest as a man can be.
Saw Johnny, he was walkin' down Main and a-feelin' no pain,
Just slippin' and a-slidin' with a gal named Annabel Lee."
Frankie said, "Oh, no, no, it can't be so,
'Cause I know, I know my candy man wouldn't treat me wrong!"
She sat there, had a few more beers, shed a few more tears,
Said, "I'm tired of gettin' this mean old runaround!"
Then Frankie, well, she got outta the taxi at the corner o' Clark Street,
Looked up, saw Johnny and Annabel swingin' there,
Pulled out, took deadly aim with a 44 pistol,
And shot her Johnny in the middle of his big affair.
You know, Frankie, she was a fine-lookin' woman, had a man named Johnny
And she loved him so much, she laid down a hundred for a suit of clothes,
Don't you see them - pretty as they were - walkin' arm-in-arm down along Canal Street?
C A D G Frankie loved Johnny and, Lord, everybody - C A D G Whole neighborhood was a-talkin' about it - C A D G C - G# - C Frankie loved Johnny and, Lord, everybody knows! C7 Yeah!
(Words and music by Bob Gibson and Shel Silverstein, 1964)
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