Sam Cooke — Frankie And Johnny 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

Ah, He was a man alright, oh but he was doing her wrong
Just to show you what can happen

A friend came running to Frankie
She said you know I wouldn't tell you no lie
I saw your man riding in his Jaguar
With a chick named Nellie Blye

Ah, 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 peeked in a swinging place
And there she saw Johnny with the woman
He had his arms around her waist

Aw... He was a man alright but Frankie could see that he was
Doing her wrong. And oh let me tell you

Frankie reached down in her pocketbook
And up with a long forty-four
She shot once, twice, three times and
Johnny fell to the hard wood floor

Aw... He was a man alright but sheshot him because he was
Doing her 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
Now Frankie, you know good and 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 you man
And although I was doing you wrong,
Wrong... Wrong
Let me tell you Frankie... baby you I love you
Frankie... (song fades and ends)
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