Jeannie C. Riley (born Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson; October 19, 1945) is an American country music and gospel singer. She is best known for her 1968 country and pop hit "Harper Valley PTA" (written by Tom T. Hall), which missed (by one week) becoming the Billboard Country and Pop number one hit at the same time. In subsequent years, she had moderate chart success with country music, but never again duplicated the success of "Harper Valley PTA".
This song is by Jeannie C. Riley and appears on the album Jeannie (1972). Oh singer sing me an old song yeahOh singer sing me an old song sing me an old song about cotton balesTell me how the good earth feels down in the high white cotton yeahCause in my life I'll never get to walk on my knees in the fields.
Jeannie C. Riley Jeannie C. Riley. Listen on Apple Music. 4. Run Jeannie Run. 3:21. 5. Help Me Make It Through the Night. 6. Before the Next Teardrop Falls. Here's Jeannie C. (Bonus Track Version). Yearbooks and Yesterdays. Back to Back: Jeannie C. Riley & Connie Smith (Re-Recorded Versions). Riley – Oh Singer. Oh singer sing me an old song yeah Oh singer sing me an old song sing me an old song about cotton place Tell me how the good earth feels down in the high white cotton yeah Cause in my life I'll never get to walk on my knees in the fields. Take me back oh singer take me back I'm livin' a life I can't slow down cept with a song And I wanna know how the people make it without big corporations And I wanna feel how the people live when life is old. Oh singer take me to the river Let me ride the big river boat down to New Orleans Let me lean up aboard and wash my hands in the Mississippi water Cause singer I can only ride that boat in a song you sing.
Written-By – Margaret Lewis, Mira Smith*
|B||I'll Take What's Left Of You
Written-By – Clark Bentley, Jerri Clark, Ray Riley
|PL-72 (711-1457)||Jeannie C. Riley||Oh, Singer (7", Promo, Gre)||Plantation Records||PL-72 (711-1457)||USA & Canada||Unknown|
|PLA 72X||Jeannie C. Riley||Oh, Singer (7", Single)||SSS International||PLA 72X||Canada||1971|
|NG 538||Jeannie C. Riley||Oh Singer (7", Single)||Negram||NG 538||Netherlands||1971|
|PL-72||Jeannie C. Riley||Oh, Singer (7")||Plantation Records||PL-72||US||1971|