Who Sang Poor Jenny? Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds

Dave Edmunds Seconds of Pleasure cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1980-10
Genre: Rock Blues Pop
Style: New Wave/Power Pop/Rock & Roll
length: 2:29
Lyrics

I took my little Jenny to a party last night
At ten o'clock it ended in a heckuva fight
When someone hit my Jenny, she went out like a light
Poor Jenny

And then some joker went and called the cops on the phone
So everybody scattered out for places unknown
I couldn't carry Jenny, so I left her alone
Poor Jenny

Well, Jenny had her picture in the paper this morning
She made it with a bang
According to the story in the paper this morning
Jenny is the leader of a teenage gang

Jenny has a brother and he's hot on my trail
Her daddy wants to ride me out of town on a rail
I hope I'll be around, when Jenny gets out of jail
Poor Jenny

I went downtown to see her, she was locked in a cell
She wasn't very glad to see me, that I could tell
In fact, to tell the truth, she wasn't looking too well
Poor Jenny

Her eye was black, her face was red, her hair was a fright
She looked as though she'd been a crying half of the night
I told her I was sorry, she said, "Get out of sight"
Poor Jenny

It seems a shame that Jenny had to go get apprehended
A heckuva fate
This party was the first one she ever had attended
It had to happen on our very first date

Jenny has a brother and he's hot on my trail
Her daddy wants to ride me out of town on a rail
I hope I'll be around when Jenny gets out of jail
Poor Jenny


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Teacher Teacher
  • 2 If Sugar Was as Sweet as You
  • 3 Heart
  • 4 Now and Always
  • 5 A Knife and a Fork
  • 6 Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)
  • 7 Wrong Again (Let’s Face It)
  • 8 Pet You and Hold You
  • 9 Oh What a Thrill
  • 10 When I Write the Book
  • 11 Fool Too Long
  • 12 You Ain’t Nothin’ but Fine
    7" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Take a Message to Mary
  • 2 Crying in the Rain
  • 3 Poor Jenny
  • 4 When Will I Be Loved

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 7" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643688611
    script: Latin