Jesse James Lament

Jesse James Lament
Zerelda Mimms Wife of Jesse James

 

Jesse James Lament

Jesse James Lament

I oughta jus’ shut up
I can’t say nuthin’ right
It’s obvious to all
I can’t see the light
oh
I didn’t listen to her
all night last night
She’s done told me before
that robbin’ these banks ain’t right

She said Jesse oh Jesse
whatcha tryin’ to do
stay close to the river
where the barges come through

When you get to the the highway
Follow the wagons to town
I’ll meet you at the hotel
In my traveling gown

Oh Jesse my Jesse
leave the bank alone
We’ll leave for Nashville
and start again on our own

I oughta jus’ shut up
I can’t say nuthin’ right
It’s quite obvious to all
I can’t see the light
oh
I didn’t listen to her
all night last night
She’s done told me before
that robbin’ these banks ain’t right
yes
She’s done told me before
that robbin’ these banks ain’t right

So get the horses, get the horses boys
This ain’t the day to save my soul
Someday you’ll claim it as your fame
That you rode with Jesse James

 

 

 

poem by david michael jackson dave@artvilla.com

 

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