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Lyr Req: Orphan Annie (Norman Blake)

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Ely 19 Oct 99 - 01:57 PM
GUEST,J Sharp 11 Jan 11 - 06:58 PM
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open mike 12 Jan 11 - 12:28 AM
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Subject: Lyr. Request: 'Orphan Annie' (N. Blake)
From: Ely
Date: 19 Oct 99 - 01:57 PM

My auditory processing powers fail me again . . .

This shouldn't take long, but does anybody know what the first two lines of the chorus are to Norman Blake's "Orphan Annie" (_Back Home in Sulphur Springs_, 1971). I have all the other lyrics and I can figure out the chords.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orphan Annie (Norman Blake)
From: GUEST,J Sharp
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 06:58 PM

Can you help with the chords?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orphan Annie (Norman Blake)
From: Stewie
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 11:37 PM

My old vinyl copy is somewhat scratchy, but it sounds like:

Annie, Orphan Annie, are your Nashville nights still warm
Somewhere to the west of town is coming up a storm

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orphan Annie (Norman Blake)
From: open mike
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 12:28 AM

please post any other lyrics and chords...

Anne Hill has an album of james whitcomb riley poems put to music

If you don;'t watch out..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUPbC44EYO0

which has a song about little "orphant" annie

and here is an article about Mary Alice Smith (orphan annie)

www.suite101.com/.../little-orphant-annie-was-a-real-person-a210836

but this is the norman blake song..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xPLT0VmlCI


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Subject: Lyr Add: ORPHAN ANNIE (Norman Blake)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 12:26 PM

Copied from The Lyric Archive.

I can't vouch for the accuracy of these lyrics because I haven't heard Norman Blake's performance—not in a long while anyway.


ORPHAN ANNIE
Norman Blake

Ridin' them planes and hailing cabs, been on the road so long,
Lookin' for the sunshine everyday, Lord, I've been searching so long.
Two blocks over and one street across, uptown round and down,
Well, there must be something just a-hiding out somewhere, someplace I ain't found.

CHORUS: Annie, Orphan Annie, are your Nashville nights still warm?
Somewhere to the west of town there's comin' up a storm.
Is the river dark and muddy where the green swamp willows grow?
Nine more days and I'll be home, back in from the road.

Pickin' and a-grinning, just a-playin' the game, listen to what I say:
I wish I's down in Nashville town on the Tenbrooks Way,
On the Cumberland road where a soft breeze blows and home ain't far away,
But here I'm sitting in New York City just hangin' out every day.


[On Norman Blake's "Back Home in Sulphur Springs" (1972). Also recorded by Tony Rice on "Church Street Blues" (1983) and Phil Salazar on "The Phil Salazar Band" (1989).]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orphan Annie (Norman Blake)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 02:36 PM

pretty close----- I wish I was down in Nashville town about fifth and broadway, where the Cumberland polls the soft breeze blows and home it aint far away..... but here I sit in New York city just hangin out everyday.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orphan Annie (Norman Blake)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 02:37 PM

should be Cumberland rolls


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