Frankie and Johnny


Frankie and Johnny
Gene Autry - Frankie and Johnny, 1929
Johnny Cash - Frankie and Johnny, live in der Town Hall Party, 1958

Frankie and Johnny (alternativ: Frankie and Albert, Frankie Was a Good Girl) ist der Titel eines amerikanischen Volksliedes über das dramatische Ende einer Liebesbeziehung.

Es geht zurück auf den Mord an Al Britt durch Frankie Baker in St. Louis im Jahre 1899. Im Lied wird der vom Pech verfolgte Johnny von Nellie Bly verführt und wendet sich von Frankie ab, woraufhin diese eifersüchtig wird und ihn aus Rache erschießt.

Das Lied ist von zahlreichen Künstlern aufgenommen worden, darunter Brook Benton, Lonnie Donegan, Mae West, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Charley Patton, Duke Ellington und Sammy Davis jr.

Die Handlung des Liedes war auch Vorlage für den Film Frankie und Johnny mit Elvis Presley.

Eine von Cyd Charisse zur Version von Sammy Davis jr. getanzte Szenerie des Lieds ist Bestandteil des Spielfilms Meet Me in Las Vegas.


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