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Jesse James
(The Ballad of Jesse James)
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie - 1930's
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G - C G
- - Am D7
G - C G
- D7 G -
C - G -
- - Am D7
G - C G
- D7 G    (D7 repeat)
8-beat intro. with 2 lead-in notes.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Jes -se James was a lad who killed man -y a man;
He robbed the Glen -dale train;
He stole from the rich and he gave to the poor;
He'd a hand and a heart and a brain.
Poor Jes -se had a wife to mourn for his life,
Three chil -dren, they were brave;
But that dir -ty lit -tle cow -ard that shot Mis -ter How -ard
Has laid poor Jes -se in his grave.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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