Jesse James Song Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions cover art
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Jesse James was a lad
That killed many a man
He robbed the Glendale train
He stole from the rich
And he gave to the poor
He'd a hand and a heart and a brain

Well it was Robert Ford
That dirty little coward
I wonder now how he feels
For he ate of Jesse's bread
And he slept in Jesse's bed
And he laid poor Jesse in his grave

Well Jesse had a wife

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’


  • credits


    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 : 64 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: Billy Gashade, [traditional]
    arranger: Bruce Springsteen

    Album Information

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