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Lyr/Chords Req: The New Frankie And Johnny Song

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BobLusk 01 Feb 00 - 10:37 PM
GUEST,Jim 01 Feb 00 - 11:47 PM
Susan of DT 02 Feb 00 - 03:31 AM
Pelrad 02 Feb 00 - 08:45 AM
GUEST,Michael Scully 02 Feb 00 - 10:04 AM
GUEST,rbtom@gte.net 15 Aug 00 - 11:53 PM
Bud Savoie 15 Aug 00 - 11:56 PM
Lin in Kansas 16 Aug 00 - 01:10 AM
Joe Offer 16 Aug 00 - 03:34 AM
Lin in Kansas 16 Aug 00 - 01:44 PM
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Subject: New Frankie and Johnny
From: BobLusk
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 10:37 PM

I thought I had posted this the other day - but can't find it now. Oh ewell. I'm looking to the lyrics to a sort of ragtrime song called New Frankie and Johnny - Starts out like this
    Now Franky, was a fine looking woman had a man named Johnny
    Lord, she love him, she laid down a hundred for a suit of his clothes
    And Frankie, walking arm and arm down along canal street
    Frankie loving Johnny lord everybody knows.

Also see Shel Silverstein's Frankie and Johnny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Frankie and Johnny
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 11:47 PM

New Christy Minstrals, I Think. (Uh huh huh)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Frankie and Johnny
From: Susan of DT
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 03:31 AM

Frankie and Johnny is DT #316. Search for #316 to see 3 versions, not quite the one you are looking for.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Frankie and Johnny
From: Pelrad
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 08:45 AM

I don't know the ragtime one, but have you heard the bluesy/celtic one titled "Run, Sister, Run" that the Sevens have out? Fantastic! To be honest, I'm not sure it's even about Frankie and Johnny, as I've only heard it twice and haven't caught all the words, but it's about Frankie and somebody. Sorry to clutter up your thread...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Frankie and Johnny
From: GUEST,Michael Scully
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 10:04 AM

Hi all,

Love this forum, though still a non-member--hope I'm not intruding.

Shawn Phillips recorded The New Frankie and Johnny Song around 1963. You can find a Real Audio version by going to http://www.shawnphillips.com/discography.html

Phillips' opening lines track those BobLusk is looking for, so you can pick up the rest of the lyrics by listening.


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Subject: The New FRankie And Johnny Song
From: GUEST,rbtom@gte.net
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 11:53 PM

This is a variation on Frankie & Johnny done by the Serendipidy singers. I'd like chords and words. It contains the words Frankie shot johnny in the middle of his big affair.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The New FRankie And Johnny So
From: Bud Savoie
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 11:56 PM

The Brothers Four did it too. I think the song has potential, but I've never heard it done well.

The words? I'd have to cudgel the old brain a while.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The New FRankie And Johnny So
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 16 Aug 00 - 01:10 AM

Words for 9 verses, melody line & Chord notation at page 270, "The Real Little Ultimate Jazz Fake Book," Hal Leonard Publishing. Watch for imitations like "The Real Little ..." "The Real Ultimate ..." etc. This one has been on the shelves recently at our local Barnes & Borders, and mine is only about 3-4 years old. Should be able to beg, borrow, or just look at one without too much trouble. The book comes in C, Bb, Eb etc. version, so you may have to translate if you get your hands on one of the odd ones and don't happen to play an Eb noseflute.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The New FRankie And Johnny So
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Aug 00 - 03:34 AM

Hi, Lin - We're a lyrics site, so we encourage people to post lyrics if they have them - or direct people to other places on the 'Cat where they can find them. Art Thieme posted most of the lyrics here (click).
It's nice to buy songbooks - I have hundreds of them - but the book you recommend costs over thirty dollars, and that's a lot for just one song.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE NEW FRANKIE AND JOHNNIE SONG^^
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 16 Aug 00 - 01:44 PM

Sorry about the hurried posting.
The version in the "Real Little Ultimate Jazz Fake Book" is somewhat different than what Art Thieme posted.

The "New Frankie and Johnnie Song"
Words and music by Shel Silverstein and Bob Gibson

1. Now Frankie, she was a fine lookin' woman,
had a man named Johnnie and she loved him -
Lord, she laid down a hundred for a suit of clothes-
Don't you see them walkin' arm in arm down along Canal Street,
Frankie loved Johnnie, Lord, ev'ry body knows.

2. Now Frankie came home one evening just a little bit early
and she said, "Think I'm gonna stop and have me a beer."
So she went and she told her troubles to the fat bartender
says, "Tell me fat daddy, has my Johnnie man been here?"

3. He said, "Frankie, I'm sorry you asked me that personal question,
but you know that I'm about as honest as a man can be.
I seen Johnnie, he was clippin' and collidin' and a-slippin, and a slidin',
and a flippin' and a flyin' with a girl named Annabel Lee."

4. Frankie said, "No, no, no, it can't be so,
'cause I know -- my Johnnie man wouldn't treat me bad."
So she sat - and had a couple more beers and shed a couple more tears --
Says, "I'm the best damn woman that scoundrel ever had."

5. Frankie got into a taxi and she said to the driver,
"Listen - don't stop for nothin' all the way downtown.
'Cause I got a forty-five right here and I'm makin' it clear
that I'm lookin' for the man who's givin' me the runaround.

6. Frankie got out a South Clark Street and looked in the window,
she saw Johnnie and Annabel swingin' there.
Then Frankie took deadly aim on that deadly game
and she shot her man right in the middle of his big affair.

7. Bango - the first time she shot him, he stood right up.
And bango - he leaned right over and he clutched his side.
Then bango - he started kickin' and a-screamin' and a-screamin' and a-kickin'
when bing - bong bango - Johnnie rolled over and died.

8. Now you heard the story 'bout Frankie and her man named Johnnie,
and you know that was a game never should've been played.
And the moral of this sad tale I'm tellin' you,
if you're gonna fool around - then you better pull the shade.

9. Frankie, she was a fine lookin' woman, had a man named Johnnie
and she loved him, Lord, she laid down a hundred for a suit of clothes.
Don't you see them walkin' arm in arm down along Canal Street,
Frankie loved Johnnie, Lord, everybody knows, hey, hey.
Frankie loved Johnnie, Lord, everybody knows.
^^


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