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Frankie & Albert

Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


July/Aug 1992
cd imgGOOD AS I BEEN TO YOU

  Bob Dylan's Garage Studio, Malibu, CA - late july -- early august 1992  

Frankie was a good girl, everybody knows
Paid one hundred dollars for Albert's new suit and clothes.
He was her man, but he done her wrong.

Albert said, "I'm leavin' you, won't be gone for long
Don't wait up for me or worry 'bout me when I'm gone.''
He's her man, but he done her wrong.

Frankie went down to the corner saloon, get a bucket of beer
Said to the bartender, "Has my lovin' man been here?''
He was her man, but he done her wrong.

"Well I ain't gonna tell you no stories, I ain't gonna tell you no lies
Saw Albert an hour ago with girl name Alice Bly.''
He was her man, but he done her wrong.

Frankie went down to twelfth street, look up in the window high
She saw her Albert there lovin' up Alice Bly.
He was her man, but he done her wrong.

Frankie pulled out a pistol, pulled out a forty-four
Gun went off, a rooty-toot-toot, and Albert fell on the floor.
He was her man, but he done her wrong.

Frankie got down upon her knees, took-a Albert into her lap
Started to hug and kiss him but there wasn't no bringin' him back.
He was her man, but he done her wrong.

Gimme a thousand policemen, threw me into a cell
"I shot my Albert dead an' now I'm goin' to hell.
He was my man, but he done me wrong''.

Judge said to the jury, "Plain as a thing can be
A woman shot her lover down, murder in the second degree
He was her man, but he done her wrong''.

Frankie went to the scaffold, calm as a girl could be
Turned her eyes up towards the heavens, said, "Nearer my God to thee.''
He was her man, but he done her wrong.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

July/Aug 1992 1 GOOD AS I BEEN TO YOU