The story of Frankie and Johnny: Frankie walks into a bar, where she catches her boyfriend Johnny with the sensuous Nelly Bly and kills him in a fit of jealousy. The story is told in song, during the trial, and the bartender and Nelly both tell essentially the same story; Frankie's lawyer spins a wild tale of Johnny out-running bullets and Frankie trying to return his gun, and the jury buys it!
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He done her wrong...so she done him in!
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Did You Know?
Annette Warren, who sings the part of both Frankie and Nelly Bly, also provided the singing voices for Ava Gardner in "Show Boat" that same year, and sang for Lucille Ball in both "Fancy Pants" and "Sorrowful Jones". See more
Frankie and Johnny were sweethearts, and all over town it was known, and then one day he came in without Frankie, but still ain't quite alone. Now Frankie come looking for Johnny, well, I couldn't tell her no lie, so I quitely slipped her the info, "He's out back, with Nelly Bly."
[Frankie marches out back, gunshots are heard; fade in back to courtroom
Rooty toot toot.
Rooty toot toot?
Right in the snoot.
Frankie and Johnny
Lyrics by Allen Alch See more