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Jesse James



Credits
Lyric Credits: Ken Bantz
Music Credits: Ken Bantz
Metadata
Song Length 4:34
Primary Genre Folk-Americana
Tempo / Feel Country-Americana
Lyrics
JESSE JAMES
All Music and Lyrics written by Ken Bantz
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved, Ken Bantz


Jesse James oh Jesse James
Sort of quiet and kind of strange
Wasn't afraid of anyone

In a Missouri bloodied by war
He was 16 and not much more
When he started living by the gun

CHORUS
Jesse James oh Jesse James
Such a burden was your fame
Always a fighting and on the run
Till you met the wrong end of a gun


Rode with Fletch Taylor and Bloody Bill
Armed guerillas out to fill
A vengeance for wrongs done

Took no prisoners, kept on the move
Fought in Texas, Kentucky too
For some the war, would never be done

CHORUS
Jesse James oh Jesse James
Such a burden was your fame
Always a fighting and on the run
Till you met the wrong end of a gun


Civil war had come and gone
But its scars would bleed on
Many a man turned outlaw

As did Jesse with his brother Frank
Formed the James/Younger gang
Started robbing banks and such




JESSE JAMES (continued)
All Music and Lyrics written by Ken Bantz
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved, Ken Bantz
Phone: (260)703-0492; E:mail- kbmusic_ycgb@hotmail.com

CHORUS
Jesse James oh Jesse James
Such a burden was your fame
Always a fighting and on the run
Till you met the wrong end of a gun


Luck ran out in a Minnesota town
They got shot up from all around
All the Youngers were dead or caught

So Jesse went out and formed a new gang
Things just weren't quite the same
Just a bunch of liars and thugs

CHORUS
Jesse James oh Jesse James
Such a burden was your fame
Always a fighting and on the run
Till you met the wrong end of a gun


Pinkerton's had them on the run
Jesse didn't know who he could trust
Bob and Charlie Ford were the chosen ones

Bob and Charlie stayed at Jesse's home
Then one fatal April morn
Bon shot Jesse with his gun


CHORUS
Jesse James oh Jesse James
Such a burden was your fame
Always a fighting and on the run
Till you met the wrong end of a gun

REPEAT CHORUS
Till you met the wrong end of a gun
Till you met the wrong end of a gun
END