Verse 1:

The first time I saw you, Annie Belle

I could tell, in love I fell.

There was something about you unique.

My interest you certainly piqued.

Even in the beginning you showed an attitude,

But something about you I pursued.

As I took you home, my heart overflowed.

But when we got there you wouldn’t unload.

All I wanted was a sweet horse to ride.

A new friend to be by my side.

CHORUS:

Oh Annie Belle, I thought you were the one,

To take me back to my childhood fun.

Verse 2:

Even though you made me work,

I could catch you without popping a cork.

You would let me brush you and put on a saddle.

All of this without a battle.

Leading was certainly no problem

I just knew the ride would be awesome.

With my short legs, I had to use a barrel

But I got on without a quarrel.

As we walked through the gate

I just knew the ride was going to be great

CHORUS:

Oh Annie Belle, I thought you were the one,

To take me back to my childhood fun.

 Verse 3:

But in a short distance you balked

With me you didn’t even want to walk

No amount of persuasion would change your mind

My dream of a nice ride with you suddenly declined

Maybe another day would be better

But getting her way I couldn’t let her

So I thought that maybe

Riding with a friend you’d act like a lady

But once again you proved me wrong

It was the same old, same old song

CHORUS:

Oh Annie Belle, I thought you were the one,

To take me back to my childhood fun.

 Verse 4:

I spent the money to send you to a trainer

Went there and rode and you were much saner

Back at home my heart was elated

Ready to ride with breath that was bated

First time out went without a hitch

Except for the water in a ditch

What a great experience today

Let’s take a picture we are on our way!

Next time out started out great

But things went bad returning to the gate.

Two old ladies engaged in a battle

Before we were done, I was a little rattled

CHORUS:

Oh Annie Belle, I thought you were the one,

To take me back to my childhood fun.

 Verse 5:

Oh Annie we need to be on the same page

Can’t continue a trainer at his wage.

I’ve imagined all the fun in my dreams

But it seems you still are having some schemes

I pictured us riding in parades

And maybe sharing some lemonade

Wanted to play cowboys and Indians

And explore all the canyons

Being partners in crime

And spinning on a dime.

CHORUS:

Oh Annie Belle, I thought you were the one,

To take me back to my childhood fun.

 Verse 6:

On the one nice ride we had

All I could see were things going bad

The setting sun was in my eyes

The nice view was certainly disguised

Wide cracks in the ground

Looked dangerous I found

Was unsure of the reaction of the cattle

Didn’t want a conflict to embattle

When you tried to brush me off on the fence

We were done, I was convinced.

CHORUS:

Oh Annie Belle, I thought you were the one,

To take me back to my childhood fun.

 Verse 7:

Where do we go from here?

God, I need an answer loud and clear

I know I can’t return to my youth

Annie, you have certainly given me proof

Do I keep trying to ride?

And to myself have I lied?

I have yet to find the answer

Do I give up or try to romance her

Annie Bell, I do declare

You are one hell of a mare

CHORUS:

Oh Annie Belle, I thought you were the one,

To take me back to my childhood fun.

Annie Belle Actual Photo

Contributed By:

Susan Stanley Broesche
susan@susanstanleybroesche.com