Home Page

Awards

Biographies

Discography

Feedback

Filmography

Lyrics

Recollections

Reference

Reflections

Search

Slide Shows

Special Features

 

UNC

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie, Dear, I’m Called Away

(Melody only by Bob Nolan)

Sing Along with the Sons of the Pioneers  

 

By a cottage in the twilight stands a soldier and a maid.

Solemn words are being spoken for his country needs his aid.

Down her cheeks the tears are streaming, trembling, she bids him stay.

Firmly, sadly, comes his answer, "Annie, dear, I’m called away."

 

"Good-bye, Annie, good-bye, darlin’.

Tho’ I fain would with thee stay,

‘Tis decreed that I must leave thee

Annie, dear, I’m called away."

 

Next the tramp of marching footsteps passing by that cottage door

And the soldier, smiling bravely, leaves her whom he’ll see no more.

Tho’ she fell in broken slumber, ever after hear him say

In a tender mournful whisper, "Annie, dear, I’m called away."

 

"Good-bye, Annie, good-bye darlin’.

Tho’ I fain would with thee stay,

‘Tis decreed that I must leave thee

Annie, dear, I’m called away."

 

There has been a mighty conflict, victory has been nobly won

And the youthful soldier dying e’er his life has well begun.

"Comrade," he is feebly saying, "I shall never live ‘til day.

"If you are spared to see my darling tell her I am called away."

 

"Good-bye, Annie, good-bye darlin’.

Tho’ I fain would with thee stay,

‘Tis decreed that I must leave thee

Annie, dear, I’m called away."

 

 

 

 

More about this song.

It may be possible to find the complete recording by the Sons of the Pioneers. Go to our Discography pages for guidance or write us.

Don't forget to check to see if Current Artists have recorded it!

For permission to record Bob Nolan's music, contact: The Songwriter’s Guild of America