Jesse James (Traditional) soon as the news did arrive. He said there
was no man with the law in his hand Who could
Jesse James was a lad, he killed many a man, He take Jesse James when alive.
robbed the Glendale train. He stole from the
rich and he gave to the poor, He'd a hand and a [chorus]
heart and a brain.
Oh, 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
It was on a Saturday night, the moon was shining
bright, They robbed the Glendale train. With
the agent on his knees, he delivered up the keys
To the outlaws Frank and Jesse James.
The people held their breath when they heard of
Jesse's death, They wondered how he ever came to
fail. Robert Ford, it was a fact, shot Jesse
in the back While Jesse hung a picture on the
Oh, Jesse was a man, a friend of the poor, He'd
never rob a mother or a child. He stole from
the rich and he gave to the poor, So they shot
Jesse James on the sly.
Well, this song was made by Billy Gashade As