Steve Dafoe - Songwriter
Jesse James (Folk, Country - Alternative)
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Lyrics
JESSE JAMES
(STEVE DAFOE 2006)
(COPYRIGHTED)

CHORUS : 1

C G E
YOU KNOW WE'RE TALKIN' 'BOUT JESSE JAMES....
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OH, JESSE JAMES DON'T YOU KNOW
C G E
NOW YOU KNOW WE'RE TALKIN' 'BOUT JESSE JAMES....
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OH, JESSE JAMES NOW YOU KNOW
C G E
DO DO DO DO DO DO YEAH JESSE JAMES
EM A EM
THE MOST LEGENDARY BANK ROBBER
THE MOST FEARED OF WHO EVER WERE


VERSE: 1

E A E
THIS IS A STORY OF AN AMERICAN LEGEND
HERO TO SOME AND A CROOK TO MOST...
RAILROADS FEARED HIM FROM COAST TO COAST
A E
COAST TO COAST
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COAST TO COAST...OH YEAH
E A E
JUST A TALE OF THE GREATEST OUTLAW
THAT THE GREAT MID-WEST EVER SAW
A E
EVER SAW
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EVER SAW....... OH YEAH........TO: CHORUS

VERSE: 2

E A E
SEVEN STATES AND TWENTY MURDERS
THE JAMES AND YOUNGER BROTHERS
ROBBED AND PILLAGED EVERY BANK
A E
EVERY BANK
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EVERY BANK....ALONG THE WAY
E A E
BUT THE PINKERTON'S WERE ON THE TRACK
FOR JESSE AND THE BOYS...NO TURNIN' BACK
A E
NO TURNIN' BACK
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NO TURNIN' BACK.....OH YEAH........TO: CHORUS

VERSE: 3

E A E
THOUGH THE PINKERTON'S DIDN'T KILL HIM
THEY SAY ONE OF HIS OWN GANG DID...
BUT OTHERS SAID JESSE JUST HID
A E
JESSE JUST HID
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JESSE JUST HID....OH YEAH
E A E
LIVED IN OKLAHOMA TO THOSE WHO SAW
SAID IT WAS HIM THE GREATEST OUTLAW
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THE GREATEST OUTLAW
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THE GREATEST OUTLAW....... OH YEAH........TO: CHORUS



Description
Short Song Description:

Genre: Country - Alternative, Folk

Mood: Up/Positive Speed:

Medium Fast (95-130)

Instruments: Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin)

Track type: Lyric - Full


Lyric themes: Murder, State, Crime Incarceration, Bragging Status, Admiration/Respect, Storytelling

Keywords: acoustic, cheerful, positive, simple

Ending type: End Sustain
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
BPM 128
Credits
Lyric Credits: Steve Dafoe
Music Credits: Steve Dafoe
Producer Credits:
Publisher Credits: Steve Dafoe
Performance Credits: Shawn Byrne
Label Credits:
Metadata
Song Length: 3:32
Primary Genre: Country-Alternative
Secondary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Crime, Theft
Subject Matter 2: Cowboy
Mood 1: Tense
Mood 2: Aggressive
Similar Artist 1: Brooks & Dunn
Similar Artist 2: John Cougar Mellencamp
Language: English
Era: 1800 - 1899