MP3: Daniel, Fred & Julie – “The Gambler and his Bride” from Daniel, Fred & Julie, out now on You’ve Changed Records.
As this fine murder ballad—also known as “Frankie and Albert“—unfolds over its seven minutes, you know how the story’s gonna end. Or do you? I like how Daniel, Fred & Julie‘s version doesn’t use the typical “Frankie and Johnny were sweethearts” melody. Not sure if they made up this melody themselves or if it’s traditional, but either way it sounds good.
Frankie walked down on the scaffold as brave as she could be / “When I shot the man I loved, I killed in the first degree / He’s my man and I loved him so…”
2010 Tour Dates
April 07 Fredericton, NB Charlotte Street Arts Centre
April 08 Charlottetown, PE Baba’s Lounge
April 09 Halifax, NS North End Church
April 10 Sackville, NB Mount Alison Chapel
April 12 Quebec City, PQ Le Cercle
April 13 Ottawa, ON Zaphod’s
April 14 Waterloo, ON Jane Bond Cafe
April 15 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
April 16 Kingston, ON Grad Club
April 17 Montreal, PQ Green Room