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Traditional - Jesse James (Chord)
Submitter: twizzle05 (208) on 4/26/06
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Jesse James
(arr. by Bruce Springsteen from the album "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions")
4/26/06


CAPO III


INTRO: D

D                          G             D
Jesse James was a lad that killed many a man
                       A7
He robbed the Glendale Train
   D                          G           D
He stole from the rich and he gave to the poor
                    A7          D
He had a hand and a heart and a brain

     D                        G            D
Well it was Robert Ford, that dirty little coward
                    A7
I wonder now how he feels
       D                           G                D
For he ate at Jesse's bread and he slept in Jesse's bed
                 A7           D
And he laid poor Jesse in his grave


CHORUS:
     G                   D
Well Jesse had a wife to mourn for his life
                             A7
Three children now they were brave
          D                        G        D
Well that dirty little coward that shot Mr. Howard
             A7           D
He laid poor Jesse in his grave


BREAK: D  G  D  A7  D  G  D  A7  D


Well now Jesse was a man, a friend to the poor
He'd never rob a mother or a child
There never was a man with the law in his hand
That could take Jesse James when alive


It was on a Saturday night and the moon was shinin' bright
They robbed the Glendale Train
And the people they did say oe'er many miles away
Was those outlaws, Frank and Jesse James


CHORUS


BREAK


Now the people held their breath when they heard of Jesse's death
They wondered how he'd ever come to fall
Rober Ford, it was a fact, he shot Jesse in the back
While Jesse hung a picture on the wall


Now Jesse went to rest with his hand on his breast
And the devil upon his knee
He was born one day hey in the County Clay
And he came from a solitary race


CHORUS


BREAK out



CHORDS without capo:

D  = F
G  = Bb
A7 = C7 
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