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Song Parodies -> "Jesse James"

Original Song Title:

"Reuben James"

Original Performer:

Kenny Rogers

Parody Song Title:

"Jesse James"

Parody Written by:

Airfarcewon

The Lyrics

Jesse James,
In this song we tell, again
Of your deeds and your crimes
They read like blueprints of the times
Some were bold, some were messy
Jesse James

Jesse James,
All the folks around southern Missouri
Knew your name
You rode with brother Frank
And the Younger clan
Leader of an outlaw band
Robbin' and killin' was your fame,
Oh, Jesse James

Jesse James,
Lonely are all the widows left behind
Cold outlaw, and so ruthless
Folk hero to some, I guess
But, you're a villain, none-the-less
Jesse James

Robbed the rails,
Rode into Northfield, Minnesota
And hit the bank
Left with a posse ridin' on your track
Some did not make it back
Frank and you fled to Tennessee,
Jesse James

Jesse James,
Frank got shot, times are hard
Layin' low for the next three years
Then, with Northfield guns still burnin' in your ears,
Get yourself another gang,
Oh, Jesse James

Jesse James,
Lonely are all the widows left behind
Cold outlaw, and so ruthless
Folk hero, to some, I guess
But you're a villian, none-the-less
Jesse James..

Jesse James,
On your head,
Ten thousand offered by the law
You might say you gave your all
Because of a picture on the wall
When Bob Ford took his true aim
Oh, Jesse James..

Jesse James,
Lonely are all the widows left behind
Cold outlaw, and so ruthless,
Folk hero to some, I guess
But, still a villian, none-the-less,
Jesse James...


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alvin rhodes - February 21, 2006 - Report this comment
one of my favorite outlaws
Stuart McArthur - February 21, 2006 - Report this comment
wow, very informative, AFW. You sure know your JJ - 555
John Barry - February 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Nice job, AFW. You might want to check out "Frank and Jesse James" by Warren Zevon, for comparison.
AFW - February 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, alvin, Stuart. and John
Rick C - February 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Nicely done, AFW. Informative and interesting. 555
Larry Hensley - February 22, 2006 - Report this comment
cool parody
AFW - February 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Rick and Larry
Royce Miller - February 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Good parody to a good original song.
AFW - March 01, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Royce

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