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    "Hold Me Back (Frankie & Johnny)" Lyrics

    Michelle Shocked

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    Frankie was a good woman
    Everybody knows
    She gave her man Johnny a hundred dollar bill
    Just to buy one suit of clothes

    Frankie went down to the barroom
    She ordered herself one glass of beer
    She asked that bartending man
    "Tell me, has my sweet Johnny been here?"

    He said, "Frankie, I ain't gonna tell you no stories"
    He said, "Frankie, I ain't gonna tell you no lie"
    He said, "Frankie, I saw Johnny about one hour ago
    He was heading over, going to see Miss Nellie Bly"

    She cried, "Hold me back
    Hold me back, take away my gun
    Hold me back, hold me back
    Somebody, won't you please hold me back
    Don't let me do what must be done"

    Frankie went on over to that coke joint
    She stood outside, she rang that bell
    She said, "Alright, Johnny, you're my loving man
    And if I find you in here I'm gonna shoot you
    I'm gonna shoot you sure as hell"

    Sure enough there Johnny was with Nellie Bly
    He sees the gun in Frankie's hand, he says
    "Frankie, don't shoot, I swear I won't treat you wrong no more"
    That's for sure, 'cause by the time she was done with that gun
    Her man was not gonna treat her wrong no more

    Roll out your rubber tired carriages
    Roll out your rubber tired hacks
    There's twelve men going to the graveyard
    There's only eleven men coming back
    This song was submitted on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Michelle Shocked.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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