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Kenny Rogers Mastering Emotion in “Lucille”

“Lucille” is a country song performed by Kenny Rogers. It was released in 1977 as the second single from his album “Kenny Rogers.” The song was written by Roger Bowling and Hal Bynum.

In “Lucille,” Kenny Rogers tells the story of a man who meets a woman named Lucille in a bar. The lyrics describe how Lucille’s husband left her, leaving her alone with four hungry children. The man and Lucille share a conversation and some drinks, but ultimately, she decides to leave with her ex-husband when he shows up.

“Lucille” became a massive hit for Kenny Rogers, topping the country charts and reaching the top five on the pop charts. The song’s catchy melody, Rogers’ emotive vocals, and the relatable storytelling contributed to its widespread success.

The chorus of “Lucille” is particularly memorable, with the lines: “You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille, with four hungry children and a crop in the field.” The song remains one of Kenny Rogers’ most iconic and enduring hits, showcasing his storytelling prowess and ability to connect with audiences.

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