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Blitz Tomlinson wrote at 2006-10-17 20:39:51
The song lyrics you've posted are not the ones Sylvia is searcing for.  The lyrics I have for this song are:

She was born in an old unpainted shack

On the wrong side of town,

Where the wind whistled through the cracks

All her clothes were hand-me-downs

I swore that when I was old enough,

I would take her far away

Where the people would never laugh at her

Or look away and say:

Here comes poor little Raggedy Ann,

Isn't it a shame

All of her clothes are second hand

Not a penny to her name

But Annie was happy just to be with me

And all of our dreams and plans

Of the day we'd marry and

She'd no longer be

Poor little Raggedy Ann.

These may be out of order and missing a few verses, but I believe THIS is the song Sylvia is looking for.

Sylvia wrote at 2007-01-28 23:35:57
Blitz Tomlinson writes on 2006-10-17 20:39:51

YOU GOT IT !!!!  

Finally, someone who has heard (and knows) the

song!  Do you happen to know the name of the song and the artist?

Dinnalin wrote at 2007-07-29 04:36:33
The (late) great New Zealand Maori Entertainer - Prince Tui Teka, did a fabulous rendition of this song (can be found on Limewire).

Dave wrote at 2011-04-11 21:55:36
I remember the song.  I think the name of it was Poor Little Raggedy Ann.  It came out in the early 1960s.  Some lyrics were:

Here comes poor little raggedy ann,

Isn't it a shame.

Everything she owns is second hand

not a new thing to her name.

But Annie was happy to be with me and all of our dreams and our plans,

Were for the day when she would no longer be poor little raggedy.

(then she takes up with someone else and he waits for her, with these lyrics)

Now she just laughs when I tell her that someday she'll be blue,

And the boys who flock around her now don't love her the way I do,

Her beauty is growing faded now, day by day,

And when I pass her on the street, I can't help but say . . .

Here comes poor little Raggedy Ann isn't it a shame

All her kisses are second hand

Not a new love to her name...

(I wish I remembered more of it.  That's why I am looking for it.)  

rizla01 wrote at 2014-08-02 10:41:41
Jimmy Rodgers sang it and there is a recording among this

Hope that is of use to someone.


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