I have a facination for the story about the outlaw Jesse James. I bet loads of kids had an obsession with a cowboy bandit.
This is one of the songs that were written about the murder of Jesse James by Robert Ford. The text in the song says that Jesse James had three childrens, but the truth is that he had only two.
In the film "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" Nick Cave plays a charakter who appears once, singing this song.
Photo nr. 1 is the picture taken of Jesse James on his deathbed. Death-photographs was kinda ordinary in the late 19th century. Photo nr. 2 is a photo of Jesse James with his brother Frank James.