Cotton Jenny

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"Cotton Jenny"
Single by Anne Murray
from the album Talk It Over in the Morning
B-side "Destiny"
Released January 1972
Genre Country pop
Length 2:59
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Gordon Lightfoot
Producer(s) Brian Ahern
Anne Murray singles chronology
"I Say a Little Prayer/By the Time I Get to Phoenix"
"Cotton Jenny"
"Robbie's Song for Jesus"

"Cotton Jenny" is a single by Canadian country pop artist Anne Murray. The song was written by Gordon Lightfoot, who originally recorded it on his 1971 album Summer Side of Life. Murray's version was released in January 1972 as the first single from her album Talk It Over in the Morning. It peaked at number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart.[1] It also reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in the United States.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 11
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 71
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 32


Preceded by
"It's Four in the Morning"
by Faron Young
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

March 4, 1972
Succeeded by
"Ann (Don't Go Runnin')"
by Tommy Overstreet