From the recording Real Special Feelin'
Written by: MARK BRINE
Jesse was a good boy, he didn't mean nobody harmHe just loved young Ginny with a love that was so strongWhatever you are wantin', Ginny, I will fetch for youBring me but a gold ring, I can wear in thoughts of you, just
Chorus: A gold ring, I can wear in thoughts of you, DEAR JESSE (oh)
Jesse took a pistol from his daddy's woodshed door'N went down to the city-near 'n robbed the jewelry storeIn the chase that followed, frightened Jesse killed a man'N stole away upon a train with the ring still in his hand
In the days that followed, a note come with the mailWith the ring he'd stole for Ginny "Wear it without failSoon there came the news of Jesse's capture 'n returnMurder first degree 'n death by hanging soon they learned
Ginny came up to the jail, she came upon his cellJesse made her promise of the ring she'd never tellThe scaffold holds my true love all my dreams 'n everything'N I stand in the shadow clutchin' to dear Jesse's ring©1999 Mark Brine Music (BMI)