Love, love them! So cool to listen to this song and watch this amazing show! LOL!
Would have been nice to hear the little girl’s voice by itself! We all know what Dolly sounds like. Fantastic show both did 100% truly enjoy song!
It’s not often that you get to sing with a version of yourself! Check out country music star Dolly Parton as she teams up for a duet with the little girl who played the younger version of herself in the movie based on a song based on her life, “Coat Of Many Colors.” The little actress and singer, Alyvia Alyn Lind, plays Dolly at age nine. She joins Dolly to sing from the upcoming movie, “Angel Hill”. Explains Dolly, “A big portion of the movie was based on us losing one of my little brothers.
There were so many of us, we were being born right after another, so Mama would always tell one of the older ones, ‘Well, this baby’s gonna be yours,’ because that meant we’d have to take extra time, get up and rock it or whatever. The baby Mama was carrying was gonna be my baby and when I was her age, I was nine, so, we lost that baby and I was so brokenhearted.”
«Coat of Many Colors» is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Dolly Parton, which has been described on a number of occasions as her favorite song she has written. It was released in October 1971 as the second single and title track from the album Coat of Many Colors.
She composed the song in 1969, while traveling with Porter Wagoner on a tour bus. (She explained in her 1994 memoir, 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. 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 given to the family. As she sewed, she told her child the biblical story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors. The excited child, «with patches on my britches and holes in both my shoes», rushed to school, «just to find the others laughing and making fun of me» for wearing a coat made of rags.