Artificial Flowers

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Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer who performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock, jazz, folk, and country. more »

Alone in the world was poor little Anne
As sweet a young child as you'd find
Her parents had gone to their final reward 
Leavin' their baby behind 

(Did you hear?)
This poor little child was only nine years of age
When mother and dad went away
 Still she bravely worked
At the one thing she knew
To earn her few pennies a day

She made artificial flowers, artificial flowers
 Flowers for ladies of fashion to wear
She made artificial flowers you know those artificial flowers  Fashions from Annie's despair 

With paper and shears with some wire and wax
She made up each tulip and mum
As snowflakes drifted into her tenement room
Her baby little fingers grew numb

From makin' artificial flowers those artificial flowers  Flowers for ladies of high fashion to wear
She made artificial flowers artificial flowers
Made from Annie's despair 

They found little Annie all covered in ice
 Still clutchin' her poor frozen shears
 Amidst all the blossoms she had fashioned by hand
And watered with all her young tears

 There must be a heaven where little Annie can play
In heavenly gardens and bowers 
And instea-a-ad of a halo she'll wear 'round her head
A garland of genuine flowers

No more artificial flowers
 Throw away those artificial flowers  Flowers for ladies of society to wear
 Throw away those artificial flowers  Those dumb-dumb flowers  Fashioned from Annie's
 Fashioned from A-a-a-annie's des-pa-a-a-air
(Give her the real thing)



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