Artificial Flowers Lyrics

Bobby Darin


publisher: ©BOCK IP LLC , IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: Lewis Bock Jerrold, Sheldon Harnick
album: Track 10 in album The Bobby Darin Story
release date: 1961
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Vocal/Rock & Roll/Smooth Jazz/Swing
length: 3:17
composer: Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick
writer: Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick

Cover Art

Bobby Darin The Bobby Darin Story cover art
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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 brav-el-why 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!


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Splish Splash
  • 2 Early in the Morning
  • 3 Queen of the Hop
  • 4 Plain Jane
  • 5 Dream Lover
  • 6 Mack the Knife
  • 7 Beyond the Sea
  • 8 Clementine
  • 9 Bill Bailey
  • 10 Artificial Flowers
  • 11 Somebody to Love
  • 12 Lazy River