Jesse James

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Ry Cooder
album: Track 2 in album We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
release date: 2006-4-24
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
length: 3:48
double bass: Jeremy Chatzky
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recorded by: Toby Scott
violin: Sam Bardfeld and Soozie Tyrell
background vocals: Larry Eagle, Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg, Sam Bardfeld, Mark Clifford, Soozie Tyrell, Eddie Manion, Jeremy Chatzky and Frank Bruno
guitar: Frank Bruno
percussion & drums: Larry Eagle
saxophone: Eddie Manion
trombone: Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg
banjo: Mark Clifford
lead vocals & background vocals: Bruce Springsteen
assistant mixer: Brandon Duncan
assistant recorded by: Kevin Buell and Ross Peterson
organ & accordion & Hammond organ & piano: Charlie Giordano
mandolin & harmonica & percussion & Hammond organ & piano & guitar & tambourine: Bruce Springsteen
writer: [traditional], Billy Gashade
arranger: Bruce Springsteen

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): Germany
format: CD
barcode: 828768307427
script: Latin

Cover Art

Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions cover art


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Jesse James was a lad
He robbed the Glendale train
And he gave to the poor

That dirty little coward
For he ate of Jesse's bread
And he laid poor Jesse in his grave
Well Jesse had a wife
Three children
Well that dirty little coward
He laid poor Jesse in his grave
Well Jesse was a man
He'd never rob a mother or a child
That could take Jesse James when alive
It was on a Sunday night
They robbed the Glendale train
It was those outlaws Frank and Jesse James
Well Jesse had a wife
Three children
Well that dirty little coward
He laid poor Jesse in his grave
Now the people held their breath
They wondered how he'd ever come to fall
He shot Jesse in the back

Jesse went to rest with his head on his breast
He was born one day in County Clay

To mourn for his life
Now they were brave
That shot Mr. Howard


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Old Dan Tucker
  • 2 Jesse James
  • 3 Mrs. McGrath
  • 4 O Mary Don’t You Weep
  • 5 John Henry
  • 6 Erie Canal
  • 7 Jacob’s Ladder
  • 8 My Oklahoma Home
  • 9 Eyes on the Prize
  • 10 Shenandoah
  • 11 Pay Me My Money Down
  • 12 We Shall Overcome
  • 13 Froggie Went a Courtin’