Frankie & Johnnie Lyrics

Frankie and Johnny were sweethearts
At least, that's the way the story goes
Frankie bought everything for Johnny
From his sports car to his Ivy League clothes
Oh, he was a man alright
Oh, but he was doing a wrong

Just to show you what can happen
A friend came running to Frankie
Said, "You know I wouldn't tell you no lie
I saw your man riding in his Jaguar
With a chick named Mary Bley"
Oh and if he was your man honey
Let me tell you he was doing you wrong

Let me tell the story
Frankie ran around the corner
And peeped in a swinging place
And there she saw Johnny with a woman
He had his arm around her waist, oh he was a man alright
But Frankie could see that he was doing a wrong

And oh let me tell you, Frankie reached down in her pocketbook
And up with a long 44, she shot once, twice, three times
And Johnny fell on the hardwood floor
Oh he was a man alright
But she shot him because he was doing a-wrong
But the last thing he told her was

Frankie, you know I love you why?
Honey why did you do that?
Frankie, I was telling her about you
Frankie, you know I love you
Frankie, you know that I love you
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah and now Frankie

Frankie you know good well that I love you
Frankie I'll always love you baby
Frankie, you know I can't do without you
Frankie, you know I love you
I'm your man and although I was doing you wrong
Wrong wrong let me tell you
Frankie baby you know I love you baby
Frankie and I

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Songwriter(s): Sam Cooke
Publisher(s): Abkco Music Inc.

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