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Jesse James
(The Ballad of Jesse James)
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie - 1930's
G - C G
- - Am D7
G - C G
- D7 G -
C - G -
- - Am D7
G - C G
- D7 G    (D7 repeat)
8-beat intro. Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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.
Poor Jesse had a wife to mourn for his life,
Three children, they were brave;
But that dirty little coward that shot Mister Howard
Has laid poor Jesse in his grave.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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