She wrote the songs – let’s start big this year!

Dolly Parton.

Do I need to say any more? She’s a music legend for a reason.

Below I’ve listed some of my favourites written by her, and I’ve included some covers of her songs as well. Enjoy!

Coat of many colors


  • The White Stripes singing Jolene
  • Norah Jones singing Jolene
  • Laura Marling & Mumford & Sons singing Jolene

I Will Always Love You

Eagle When She Flies

Yellow roses

Two Doors Down 

Kentucky Gambler

Do I ever cross your mind

Two Sides to Every Story  (with Porter Wagoner)

No Reason To Hurry Home (with Porter Wagoner) 

Poor Folks Town

Nine to Five

 Jeannie’s Afraid Of The Dark (with Porter Wagoner)

I’ve Been Married Just As Long As You Have (with Porter Wagoner) 

Unlikely Angel

Somebody’s Missing You

I Will Forever Hate Roses

Marry Me!

Apple Jack

More Where That Came From (with Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette)

Let Her Fly

Nickels and Dimes

Second Best

Just The Way I Am

The Bridge

Don’t Let it Trouble Your Mind

Just Because I’m a Woman

The Seeker

Love Is Like a Butterfly

The Bargain Store

And check out these songs for which Dolly was the writer but not singer:






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