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Dolly Parton

Coat Of Many Colors

  • Country
  • Space
  • Pop
  • Retro
  • Musical
song from
  • 2012
  • 1971
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1974

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“Coat of Many Colors” is a song by Dolly Parton, which she has described on numerous occasions as her favorite of the songs she has written. She composed the song in 1969, while traveling with Porter Wagoner on a tour bus. (She explained in her 1994 memoire, “My Life and Other Unfinished Business”, because she could find no paper, as the song came to her, she wrote it on the back of a dry cleaning receipt from one of Wagoner’s suits; when the song became a hit, Wagoner had the receipt framed.) She recorded the song in April 1971, making it the title song for her Coat of Many Colors album. Released as a single in August 1971, the song reached #4 on the U.S. country singles charts. The song tells of how Parton’s mother stitched together a coat for her daughter out of rags... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ In my coat of many colors ... My momma made for me

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