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{{Infobox_Song|image = AnnieAM.jpg|name = Maybe|original = Andrea McArdle|composer = [[Charles Strouse]]|lyrics_by = [[Martin Charnin]]|singer = [[Annie]] ([[Alicia Morton]])|films = [[Annie (1999 film)]]|albums = [[Annie (soundtrack)]]|followed_by = [[The Hard-Knock Life]]}}"'''Maybe"''' is the first song sung in Disney's [[Annie (1999 film)|''Annie (1999 film)'']]''. ''The lyrics were written by Martin Charnin, and the song was written by Charles Strouse. It is sung by Alicia Morton as Annie, as she tucks in the other orphan girls. The song is a lullaby, where she sings about her parents who left her as a baby. The lyrics include verses describing what personalities they might have, but in the end, she only cares about them coming back for her some day.
 
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|name = Maybe
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|composer = Charles Strouse
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|lyrics_by = Martin Charnin
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|singer = [[Annie]] ([[Alicia Morton]])
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|films = ''[[Annie (1999 film)|Annie]]''
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|albums = ''[[Annie (soundtrack)|Annie]]''
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|followed_by = "[[It's the Hard-Knock Life]]"}}
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"'''Maybe'''" is the first song sung in the film, ''[[Annie (1999 film)|Annie]]''. It was written by Charles Strouse and the lyrics were written by Martin Charnin. It is sung by [[Annie (character)|Annie]], while she tucks the other [[The Orphans (Annie)|orphans]] in. After reading a letter left to her by her estranged parents, she sings about what she imagines them to be like. In the end, she only cares about them coming back for her someday.
   
== Plot ==
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==Plot==
Annie comforts young orphan Molly, who recently had a nightmare of her parents. Annie comforts her by reading her a letter from her parents, promising her that someday they'll come back for her. Molly soon falls back asleep, and Annie tucks in the orphan girls as she sings about her lost parents.
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Annie comforts Molly, who recently had a nightmare about her parents. Annie soothes her by reading her a letter from hers, promising her that someday they'll come back for her. She soon goes back to sleep, and Annie tucks the other orphans in as she sings about her lost parents.
   
== Lyrics ==
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==Lyrics==
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<poem>
''Maybe far away<br>
 
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'''[[Annie]]:'''
Or maybe real nearby<br>
 
 
Maybe far away
He may be pouring her coffee<br>
 
 
Or maybe real nearby
She may be straightening his tie!<br>
 
 
He may be pouring her coffee
Maybe in a house<br>
 
 
She may be straightening his tie!
All hidden by a hill She's sitting playing the piano''
 
   
 
Maybe in a house
''He's sitting paying a bill!''
 
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All hidden by a hill
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She's sitting playing the piano
 
He's sitting paying a bill!
   
''Betcha they're young<br>
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Betcha they're young
Betcha they're smart''
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Betcha they're smart
 
Bet they collect things
 
Like ashtrays, and art!
   
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Betcha they're good
''Bet they collect things''
 
 
Why shouldn't they be?
 
Their one mistake
 
Was giving up me!
   
 
So maybe now it's time,
''Like ashtrays, and art!''
 
 
And maybe when I wake
 
They'll be there calling me baby
 
Maybe
   
''Betcha they're good''
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Betcha he reads
 
Betcha she sews
 
Maybe she's made me
 
A closet of clothes!
   
 
Maybe they're strict
''Why shouldn't they be?''
 
 
As straight as a line
 
Don't really care
 
As long as they're mine!
   
 
So maybe now this prayer's
''Their one mistake<br>
 
 
The last one of its kind
Was giving up me!''
 
 
Won't you please come get your baby
 
 
Maybe
''So maybe now it's time,<br>
 
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</poem>
And maybe when I wake''
 
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{{Annie}}
 
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[[Category:Songs]]
''They'll be there calling me baby<br>
 
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[[Category:Annie Songs]]
Maybe''
 
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[[Category:Non-Disney songs]]
 
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[[Category:Hero/Heroine songs]]
''Betcha he reads<br>
 
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[[Category:Opening songs]]
Betcha she sews<br>
 
Maybe she's made me<br>
 
A closet of clothes!<br>
 
Maybe they're strict<br>
 
As straight as a line<br>
 
don't really care<br>
 
As long as they're mine!<br>
 
So maybe now this prayer's<br>
 
The last one of it's kind<br>
 
Won't you please come get your baby''
 
 
''Maybe''
 

Revision as of 06:23, May 22, 2020

"Maybe" is the first song sung in the film, Annie. It was written by Charles Strouse and the lyrics were written by Martin Charnin. It is sung by Annie, while she tucks the other orphans in. After reading a letter left to her by her estranged parents, she sings about what she imagines them to be like. In the end, she only cares about them coming back for her someday.

Plot

Annie comforts Molly, who recently had a nightmare about her parents. Annie soothes her by reading her a letter from hers, promising her that someday they'll come back for her. She soon goes back to sleep, and Annie tucks the other orphans in as she sings about her lost parents.

Lyrics

Annie:
Maybe far away
Or maybe real nearby
He may be pouring her coffee
She may be straightening his tie!

Maybe in a house
All hidden by a hill
She's sitting playing the piano
He's sitting paying a bill!

Betcha they're young
Betcha they're smart
Bet they collect things
Like ashtrays, and art!

Betcha they're good
Why shouldn't they be?
Their one mistake
Was giving up me!

So maybe now it's time,
And maybe when I wake
They'll be there calling me baby
Maybe

Betcha he reads
Betcha she sews
Maybe she's made me
A closet of clothes!

Maybe they're strict
As straight as a line
Don't really care
As long as they're mine!

So maybe now this prayer's
The last one of its kind
Won't you please come get your baby
Maybe

v - e - d
Disney&#039;s Annie - 1999 - Transparent Logo
Media
AnnieSoundtrack
Characters
AnnieThe OrphansAgatha HanniganMr. BundlesSandyGrace FarrellOliver WarbucksDrakeBert HealyRooster HanniganLily St. Regis
Locations
New York City
Songs
MaybeIt's the Hard Knock LifeTomorrowLittle GirlsI Think I'm Gonna Like It HereNYCEasy StreetYou're Never Fully Dressed Without a SmileSomething Was MissingI Don't Need Anything But You
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