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Lyr Req: Penny Annie (Larry Gatlin)

gregory 22 Jul 08 - 10:45 AM
GUEST,Gene 22 Jul 08 - 12:37 PM
Genie 22 Jul 08 - 01:51 PM
GUEST,Gene 22 Jul 08 - 02:37 PM
GUEST,Gene 22 Jul 08 - 06:44 PM
Genie 22 Jul 08 - 07:34 PM
Joe Offer 22 Jul 08 - 08:11 PM
Genie 23 Jul 08 - 02:34 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I need the Lyrics to Penny Annie
From: gregory
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 10:45 AM

Looking for the lyrics to Penny Annie by Larry Gatlin from The Pilgrim album i believe.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I need the Lyrics to Penny Annie
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 12:37 PM

Keeerect...it is from: THE PILGRIM(33/-) Monument KZ-32571 1973

Sweet Becky Walker(40/-), My Mind's Gone To Memphis, Bitter They Are Harder They Fall(45/-), Heart, Try To Win A Friend, It Must Have Rained In Heaven, To Make Me Wanna Stay Home, Dig A Little Deeper,

& Penny Annie. His first LP release???

Penny Annie was later paired with [Jannie] on a single - 01-75.

The Gatlin Gang had several Top 10s in the early years and
hit #1 with [All The Gold In California] in 1979.

NFO from CZ LP DISCOGRAPHY SITE.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I need the Lyrics to Penny Annie
From: Genie
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 01:51 PM

I can't find it online, but I have it on tape somewhere.
I know it starts out:

"Everybody called her Penny Annie.
She danced for a penny or for free. ... "

and the last verse contains the line:

"She was showin' off her womanhood,
Doin' the bump and grind,
And I can't say that I enjoyed the view."

Maybe those snippets will jog other people's memories and we can reconstruct the whole lyric?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I need the Lyrics to Penny Annie
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 02:37 PM

Email: cn8gv9@aim.com [4meg] mp3

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Subject: Lyr Add: PENNY ANNIE (Larry Gatlin)
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 06:44 PM

Intrigued by the title, I couldn't resist finding it, listening to it, and copying down the lyrics. May not be 100% correct, but pretty close...

PENNY ANNIE
Recorded By: Larry Gatlin

Rag-tag little girl with big blue eyes and yellow hair,
Barely standin' two feet above the ground,
Dancin' for handouts at the Crockett County fair,
She cast a spell on ev'ryone around.

Ev'rybody calls her Penny Annie.
She danced for a penny or for free.
If Annie had been any older then,
I bet a penny I’d have taken Annie home with me.

Years went by and she became a lady at the fair,
Dancin' for a penny or for free.
Then one year she disappeared. no one knew just why,
But now the Crockett County fair ain't what it used to be.

Then one night I saw her name on a flashing neon sign,
Sayin' “Penny Annie dances just for you.”
She was showin' off her womanhood doin' the bump and grind.
I can't say that I enjoyed the view.

She still dances on for a penny.
She dances not for pleasure but from pain.
She's not the same Penny Annie any more.
She's dancin' to try to feed the hunger in her veins.

Now she works lyin' on her back, dancin' to a different tune,
Doin' one-hour stands with any man she finds.
She shoots away the pain, but then it comes again too soon.
She's payin' the fiddler who's been fiddlin' with her mind, her body and mind.

Didn't anybody ever tell you, Annie?
If you dance with any man who plays a tune,
The dance is fun, but when the dance is done,
Sometimes you'll find you danced with ev'ry devil in the room.

Ev'rybody calls her Penny Annie.
She danced for a penny or for free.
If Annie had been any older then,
I bet a penny I’d have taken Annie home with me.

Tag:
Dear God, I’m wishing I had taken Annie home with m-e-e-e-e.


Anyone wanting to take a shot at the lyrics, see email addy above.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Penny Annie - The Gatlin Brothers
From: Genie
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 07:34 PM

Those seem to be the correct lyrics, Gene, at least as I remember the song. Thanks


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Subject: ADDPOP: Penny Annie
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 08:11 PM

I verified that the song was written by Larry Gatlin, and not just recorded by him. I hear a few things different. Here's my transcription:

Penny Annie
(Larry Gatlin)

Rag-tag little girl with big blue eyes and yellow hair
Barely standin' two feet above the ground
Dancin' for a handout at the Crockett Country Fair
She cast a spell on ev'ryone around

Ev'rybody called her Penny Annie
She'd dance for a penny or for free
If Annie had been any older then
I bet a penny I'd have taken Annie home with me

Years went by and she became a legend at the fair
Dancin' for a penny or for free
Then one year she didn't appear, no one knew just why
But now the Crockett County Fair ain't what it used to be

Then one night I saw her name on a flashing neon sign
Sayin' Penny Annie dancin' just for you
She was showin' off her womanhood, doin' the Bump and Grind
I can't say that I enjoyed the view

She's still dancin' on for a penny
She dances not for pleasure but from pain
She's not the same Penny Annie any more
She's dancin' to try to feed the hunger in her veins

Now she works lyin' on her back, dancin' to a different tune
Doin' one hour stands with any man she finds
She shoots away the pain, but then it comes again too soon
She's payin' the fiddler who's been fiddlin' with her mind, her body and mind

Didn't anybody ever tell you, Annie
If you dance to pay the man who plays the tune
The dance is fun, but when the dancin's done
Sometimes you'll find you've danced with ev'ry devil in the room

Ev'rybody called her Penny Annie
She'd dance for a penny or for free
If Annie had been any older then
I bet a penny I'd have taken Annie home with me

TAG:
Dear God, I'm wishing I had taken Annie home with m-e-e-e-e


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Penny Annie (Larry Gatlin)
From: Genie
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 02:34 AM

I knew Larry had written it, though I didn't recall all the lyrics. I believe I heard him talk about writing it based on real life experience (though I'm not sure the song is "biographical" as such).

Joe, I think most of the few changes you made to the lyric transcription Gene posted are right.
Verse 1, 8: " ... callED her Penny Annie ... "
Verse 2: " ... became a LEGEND at the fair ... "
" ... one year she DIDN'T APPEAR ...
Verse 7: "... man who plays THE tune ... "
"... when the DANCIN'S done ... "

But I think Gene's right on Verse 4:
"... sayin' "Penny Annie DANCES just for you ... "
And I hear Larry sing the last line of that verse as:
"AND I can't say that I enjoyed the view."


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Subject: Chords Add: PENNY ANNIE (Larry Gatlin)
From: Gene
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 02:47 PM

Note 1. They've tuned the 6th String (big E) from E down to D.

Note 2. They play it in D fingering and put a capo in the first fret, so they're in the key of Eb.

Note 3. Bm/A - is a B minor chord with an A bass note.

Note 4. My music buddy Zoomer chorded the song. I arranged the verses the way I like to see them and included some of the comments above.

=================================================

Penny Annie
Writer Larry Gatlin
Recorded By: Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band

Intro: [D] [D/C] [G/B] [Gm/Bb] [Asus4] [A]
[D] Rag-tag Little [G] Girl
With Big Blue [A] Eyes And Yellow [D] Hair
Barely Standin' [G] Two Feet Above The [C] Ground [A]
[D] Dancin' For [G] Handouts
At The [A] Crockett Country [D] Fair
[Em] She Cast A Spell On Ev'ry One A-[A]-round

[G] Ev'rybody [A] Called Her Penny [D] Annie
She [G] Danced For A [A] Penny Or For [D] Free
If [G] Annie Had [F#] Been Any [Bm] [Bm/A] Older [G] Then
I [Em] Bet A Penny I'd Have Taken [A7] Annie Home With [D] Me

[D] Years Went By And [G] She Became
A [A] Legend At The [D] Fair
Dancin' For A [G] Penny Or For [C] Free [A]
[D] Then One Year She [G] Disappeared
[A] No One Knew Just [Bm] Why [Bm/A]
[Em] But Now The Crockett County Fair
Ain't What It Used To [A] Be [G] [Asus4] [A]

[G] Then One Night I [A] Saw Her Name
On A [D] Flashing Neon Sign
Sayin' [G] Penny Annie [A] Dances Just For [Bm] You [Bm/A]
She Was [G] Showin' Off Her [F#] Womanhood [Bm]
Doin' The [Bm/A] Bump And [G] Grind
[Em] I Can't Say That I Enjoyed The [A] View [G] [Asus4] [A]

She Still [G] Dances [A] On For A [D] Penny
She [G] Dances Not For [A] Pleasure But From [Bm] Pain [Bm/A]
[G] She's Not The [F#] Same Penny [Bm] Annie [Bm/A] Any [G] More
[Em] She's Dancin' To Try To Feed The Hunger In Her [A] Veins [G] [A]

Now [D] She Works Lyin' [G] On Her Back,
[A] Dancin' To A Different [D] Tune
Doin' One Hour Stands With [G] Any Man She [C] Finds [A]
[D] She Shoots Away The [G] Pain, But Then It [A] Comes Again Too [Bm] Soon [Bm/A]
[Em] She's Payin' The Fiddler Who's Been Fiddlin' With Her [A] Mind, Her [G] Body And [A] Mind

Didn't [G] Anybody [A] Ever Tell You [D] Annie
If You [G] Dance With Any [A] Man Who Plays A [Bm] Tune
The [G] Dance Is [F#] Fun
But [Bm] When The Dance Is [G] Done
[Em] Sometimes You'll Find You Danced
With Ev'ry Devil In The [A] Room [G] [Asus4] [A]

[G] Ev'rybody [A] Calls Her Penny [D] Annie
She [G] Danced For A [A] Penny Or For [Bm] Free [Bm/A]
[G] If Annie Had [F#] Been Any [Bm] [Bm/A] Older Then [G]
[Em] I Bet A Penny I'd Have Taken [A] Annie Home With [D] Me

TAG:
Dear [Em] God, I'm Wishing [C] I Had Taken [A]
Annie Home With [D] M-e-e-e-e-e [Bm] [G] [Gdim/E] [D]

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Penny Annie (Larry Gatlin)
From: GUEST,Cripblind
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 09:21 PM

I remember Larry Gatlin talked years ago about writing a movie about Penny Annie.   GGreat song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Penny Annie (Larry Gatlin)
From: GUEST,Gary
Date: 27 Sep 14 - 06:43 AM

Rag tag little girl with big blue eyes and golden hair
Barely stands three feet above the ground
Dancin' for a handout at the Crockett County Fair
She cast a spell on everyone around

Everybody called her Penny Annie
She'd dance for a penny or for free
If Annie had of been any older then
I bet a penny I'd have taken Annie home with me

Years went by and she became a legend at the fair
Dancing for a penny or for free
Then one year she didn't appear and no one knew just why
And now the Crockett County Fair ain't what it used to be
Then one night I saw her name on the flashing neon sign
Sayin' Penny Annie dancin' just for you
She was showin' off her womanhood doin' the bump and grind
And I can't say that I enjoyed the view

Now she works layin' on her back dancin' to a different tune
Doin' one hour stands with any man she finds
She shoots away the pain but then it comes again too soon
She's payin' the fiddler who's been fiddlin' with her mind, her body and mind
Didn't anybody ever tell you Annie, if you dance you pay the man who plays the tune
The dancin' is fun but when the dancin's done
Sometimes you find you're dancin' with every devil in the room

Everybody called her Penny Annie
She'd dance for a penny or for free
If Annie had of been any older then
I bet a penny I'd have taken Annie home with me
Dear God I wish that I'd have taken Annie home with me, with me


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