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"Lucille" is a song written by Roger Bowling and Hal Bynum, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in January 1977 as the second and final single from the album Kenny Rogers. It became Rogers' first major hit as a solo artist after leaving the successful country/rock group The First Edition the previous year. An international hit, it reached number 1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart and number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Overseas, "Lucille" reached the top of the UK Singles Chart in June 1977, the first of Rogers' two number one singles there.  


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In a bar in Toledo across from the depot on a 
Bar stool she took off her ring
I thought I'd get closer so I walked on over I 
Sat down and asked her name
When the drinks finally hit her she said I'm no 
Quitter but I finally quit livin' on dreams
I'm hungry for laughter and here ever after I'm
After what-ever the other life brings
In the mirror I saw him and I closely watched him I 
Thought how he looked out of place
He came to the woman who sat there be-side me he 
Had a strange look on his face
The big hands were calloused he looked like a 
Mountain for a minute I thought I was dead
But he started shaking his big heart was 
Breaking he turned to the woman and said
You picked a fine time to leave me Lu-cille 
With four hungry children and a crop in the field
I've had some bad times lived through some sad times but 
This time your hurting won't heal
You picked a fine time to leave me Lu-cille.
After he left us I ordered more whiskey I thought how she'd 
Made him look small
From the lights of the bar room to a rented ho-tel room we 
Walked without talking at all
She was a beauty but when she came to me she 
Must have thought I'd lost my mind
I couldn't hold her ''cause the words that told her kept 
Coming back time after time

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Kenny Rogers

Kenneth Donald "Kenny" Rogers (born August 21, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor, entrepreneur and author. Though he has been most successful with country audiences, he has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres and topping the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone. more »

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Written by: Richard Penniman, Albert Collins

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