Jesse James



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Jesse James was a lad who killed many a man
He robbed the Glendale train
He stole from the rich and he gave to the poor
He'd a hand and a heart and a brain


Jesse had a wife to mourn for his life
Three children, they were brave
That dirty little coward that shot Mr. Howard
Has laid poor Jesse in his grave

Jesse was a man a friend to the poor
He never would see a man suffer pain,
It was with his brother Frank he robbed the Chicago bank
And stopped the Glendale train

It was his brother Frank that robbed the Gallatin bank
And carried the money from the town
It was in this very place that they had a little race
For they shot Captain Sheets to the ground
Jesse …

It was on Saturday night  Jesse was at home
Talking with his family brave
Robert Ford came along like a thief in the night
And laid poor Jesse in his grave

Jesse went to his rest, with his hand upon his breast

The devil upon his knee

He was born one day in the county of clay

He came from a solitary race