The Pink Gingham Dress

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Song Lyrics  |  House: Booksie Classic

song lyric about Annie Oakley

 

The Pink Gingham Dress

 

In her new sunbonnet

And a pink gingham dress,

Why the girl was in the contest

Was anybody's guess,

Then the little five-footer

Raised her rifle to the sky,

And nodded she was ready

To let the targets fly.

 

And shot by shot

Smoke filled the air,

And burned into the memory

Of everybody there,

How their sharp-shootin' hero

Had given it his best,

But lost to the girl

In the pink gingham dress.

 

Her daddy died young...

Left the family in distress

How they'd ever make the mortgage

Was anybody's guess,

Then the little sure-shooter

Took her daddy's rifle down,

And paid off every penny

Selling game in the town.

 

Her fame spread quickly

When she join the Wild West,

How she could hit those flying dimes

Was anybody's guess,

And that little sharp-shooter

Never even broke a sweat,

As she shot the ashes off

Of her husband's cigarette.

 

And shot by shot

Smoke filled the air,

And burned into the memory

Of everybody there,

How their dead-eyed darlin'

Won the heart of the West,

Little Annie Oakley

in the pink gingham dress.

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know - dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com


Submitted: November 08, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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