Happy Birthday, Fancy!

Happy Birthday to Reba McEntire, singer of one of our favorite story songs, “Fancy”. It tells the story of a poor girl who’s sent out to the streets by her mother to “be nice to the gentlemen” so they’ll be nice to her. It’s tough out there for Fancy, but she winds up making a fortune as a “courtesan” and living up to her name.
The song was originally sung by Bobbi Gentry in 1969. Gentry was also the singer of the AMAZING story song, “Ode to Billy Joe”. But today isn’t for Bobbi or Billy Joe, today is for Fancy Ms. McEntire.