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Posted: 09/20/06 09:28 PM
Author: gypsyrew
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lyrics to Anna Marie - Susan Jacks - Poppy Family
Hi there. new at this but i am hoping someone can help. Susan Jacks did a cover of Anna Marie on a solo album early 70's. When I try to look this up they say its this old dead country singer (can't think of his name right now, sorry) who wrote it BUT I have heard that one and it is not the same Anna Marie. The originator of this one sounded more like B.W. Steven's. Anyhoo, does anyone know who the real songwriter is and maybe maybe maybe the lyrics to the song as well. Thanks in advance


Posted: 09/21/06 04:03 PM
Author: Dan
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Artist: Susan Jacks

Song: Anna Marie

Composer: Bruce Miller

Album: Dream

Year: 1975

Label: CASINO RECORDS CA 1005

Country: Canada


Track Listing:

SIDE ONE:

1. Anna Marie
2. Dirty Blues
3. Sometimes It's Hard To Know
4. Dream
5. Heaven

SIDE TWO:

1. You're A Part Of Me
2. Love Has No Pride
3. I'd Rather Know You
4. Watching The River Run
5. Into The Night

Discography link...

http://www.cdisle.ca/store/en-us/dept_1109.html

Susan Jack's website...Click Here


Artist: Bruce Miller

Song: Anna Marie

Composer: Bruce Miller

Year: 1974

Label: A & M Records AMX-359

Country: Canada

Click here to buy Bruce Miller - Anna Marie


Note: ROY FORBES covered Bruce Miller's Anna Marie on his 1993 CD 'The Human Kind' Click here


Dan
Posted: 09/21/06 05:14 PM
Author: gypsyrew
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You are truly amazing. Thank you. If I can ever return the favour bro' just let me know.

Peace.
rew
Posted: 11/22/07 02:30 AM
Author: aelias
Location: BC
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Didn't see the actual lyrics to Anna Marie by Bruce Miller on this site. Song is covered by Roy Forbes and Susan Jacks but the lyrics are nowhere on the web. Used to play this song and it's a beauty. Any help locating the lyrics appreciated
Posted: 07/04/08 09:46 PM
Author: Linda Berrian
Location: Canada
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Hello. I personally knew the writer, Bruce Miller, who was about 20 yrs old when he wrote the song; Either it was written just before we got together, or was completed at that time. The lyrics were originally "Oh, Anna Marie..." not "I'm Anna Marie", written by a young man in (unrequited) love. He must have changed it (amazingly easy to do under the circumstances) for Susan Jacks to sing it from a female perspective. We we close for about 6 months, during 1972. He was studying Violin at the Victoria Music Conservatory, Victoria BC Canada. His instructor there, Sydney Humphries, said Bruce was his "most unusual student". Bruce was an amazing guitarist, with incredible technique, and extremely versatile, style-wise. While in Victoria, he composed unique music for a professional experimental drama group, under intensive time demands. He was born in the San Francisco area to American parents, with a father who played guitar (prefered country music) & a mother who loved classical music. Bruce moved to Canada in the mid-1960's as a teenager, with his mother, who remarried a Canadian (Vancouver). While still in Californa, at the age of 12, Bruce became obsessed with the guitar after hearing a friend's father, of Mexican descent, play the it with great passion. Bruce was going through a difficult time (parents' divorce) and the guitar became his emotional outlet. In Victoria he would practice 8 hours a day, and after that find other musicians to jam with, or play a gig. He was a committed musician. After Victoria, he sang in a group doing 4-part harmony, paid by a city grant in Vancouver, and then started touring, both Canada & the States. He opened frequently for "Valdy", a Canadian acoustic guitarist and songwriter. Bruce's father was a lawyer in San Francisco, who offered to help him join the musicians' union. I understand that he ultimately opted to be a songwriter rather than a singer, although he was a great performer. I cannot remember a concert where people did not give him a standing ovation. This is a man who is well worth finding, and I wish you luck. I DO know that he did an album called "Rude Awakening", not sure if it was before or after "Anna Marie" became popular. I was living in Europe the latter half of the seventies, so lost contact with many friends.

Is this any help to you? Sincerely, Linda
Posted: 07/05/08 10:15 AM
Author: gypsyrew
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Linda.... this is awesome information. I love getting personal information about the original artist. What was he like? Do you know where he is now? Susan Jack's may have popularized the song but it was his genius that made it such a hauntingly sad tune. I would love to hear a contemporary version of it... but to today's standards, I am not sure what genre it would now fit. Most likely country? What do you think? Thank you again...
from an ex-Canadian in Indianapolis,
Rew Van Wyck
Posted: 07/05/08 10:37 AM
Author: gypsyrew
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To Linda and everyone...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQnVntcWA5E
Posted: 10/10/08 12:40 AM
Author: roy thompson
Location: kelowna bc
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The "old dead country singer" who sang the other Anna Marie was Jim Reeves. Not sure of the songwriter. Quite right: not the same Anna Marie whatsoever!
Posted: 10/20/08 11:56 PM
Author: Ken Piercy
Location: Comox, BC, Canada
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In the early 70s I saw Bruce Miller perform "Anna Marie" at the Community Hall on Denman Island, British Columbia. This was probably before Susan Jacks recorded the song. About that time a friend in Victoria, B.C. wrote down the lyrics and guitar chords for me. Think they're basically on the money:

Anna-Marie by Bruce Miller

Well I?m rolling down the highway
No place in mind
Well I?m looking to the trees
And all the hills behind
My whole life is going to roll away
All the strings are going to fly
When we come to the end of the road
Lay me down to die

CHORUS
Oh, Anna-Marie, don?t you know me anymore?
After so long I?ve tried to open the door
Every night in my dreams
Every day out on the road
Whoa this love has gone
Way out of control

It was late last summer
All the leaves were turning brown
On a place beside the sea
One starry night
So lost inside you know
To face the future unafraid
You know I?m hopin?, just a token
On your chain

CHORUS
Oh, Anna-Marie, don?t you know me anymore?
After so long I?ve tried to open the door
Every night in my dreams
Every day out on the road
Whoa this love has gone
Way out of control
Whoa this love has gone
Way out of control
Posted: 10/21/08 08:05 AM
Author: gypsyrew
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Hey Ken. I think you are pretty money there on that. I remember finding the lyrics and printing them (can't find them now of course LOL!) but I remember them pretty well and you have it!
The song still haunts me. Why is that?
How was he in concert?

Thanks for your input.
Cheers
Rew
Posted: 10/21/08 10:00 PM
Author: Ken Piercy
Location: Comox, BC, Canada
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That was a long, long time ago -- too long for me to remember any specifics, although I'm sure the music was great. There was a man who lived part-time on Denman Island who was the road manager for a number of Vancouver's top early 1970s rock and country rock bands. He frequently invited these musicians to come up to the island to play dances at the Community Hall. They often obliged because it was a great getaway from their usual city gigs. Bruce Miller was a part of one of these great island evenings (and a bit of a legend in the B.C. music scene). I have no idea what became of Bruce Miller.

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