Maggie Was a Lady (Frankie & Johnny Variant) Maggie was a lady, A money-making girl; She made all the money she could rake and scrape, And she gave it to her darling Pearl. O he's my man, but he done me wrong. Miss Maggie went down to the bar-room, She called for a glass of beer; "Say, Mr. Greeda, will you tell me no lie? Has my darling Walter been here?" O he's my man, but he did me wrong. "Miss Maggie, I'll tell you no story, Miss Maggie, I'll tell you no lie: Your Walter left here about an hour ago With a girl called Lily Fry." O he's my man, but he did me wrong. Miss Maggie went down to the Hock joint, She did n't go there for fun; Under her apron she kept concealed Walter's long, black, forty-four gun, Saying, "I want my man, but he did me wrong." Miss Maggie went down to the depot, Along came Number One; Up stepped Walter with his Lily Fry, And she shot him with his forty-four gun Saying, "You're my man, but you did me wrong." O Walter began to holler O Walter began to cry "Say, Miss Maggie, don't you murder me, For I'm not prepared to die, I was your man, and I did you wrong." They took up Maggie for to hang her, Not many tears were shed; Pull the black cap over her head, And the words that Maggie said, "He was my man, and he did me wrong." DT #316 Laws I3 "Maggie was a Lady." Communicated by Mr. J. Carl Cox, Cox's Mills, Gilmer County, September 1918; obtained from Frank Reaser, who learned it from lumbermen in the mountains near Richwood, Nicholas County. from Cox, Folk-Songs of the South SOF
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