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TO SING ALONG IN THE SAME KEY IN GCEA TUNING USING THE (C) SONGSHEET, PUT YOUR CAPO ON THE 4th FRET! TO SING ALONG IN GCEA TUNING USING THE (D) SONGSHEET, PUT YOUR CAPO ON THE 2nd FRET!
I haven't included the instrumental. Brenda McAllister suggested this great duet for the jam - she and Richard Davis will lead us in this song using the (D) sheet at the 2018 Nov BUG Jam!
Monroe told Billboard magazine that it was Dolly Parton who gave her producer, Vince Gill, the idea for the track, when he was on stage with her. "She was singing the Patty Loveless part on one of their songs, and she said 'I know, I'm not Patty... But you ain't Porter!,'" Monroe said. "He kind of locked that into his memory. He called me a couple of days later with the idea. So, we wrote it, then re-wrote it, and tried to come up with the idea of who to do it with. It was obvious that it had to be Blake. He and I are buddies, and have been for a long time. He's like a brother, but we joke around like that a lot constantly. It was perfect, just like it should have been."
Re Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner: In 1967, musician and country music entertainer Porter Wagoner invited Parton to join his organization, offering her a regular spot on his weekly syndicated television program The Porter Wagoner Show, and in his road show. As documented in her 1994 autobiography, initially, much of Wagoner's audience was unhappy that Norma Jean, the performer whom Parton had replaced, had left the show, and was reluctant to accept Parton. With Wagoner's assistance, however, Parton was eventually accepted. Wagoner convinced his label, RCA Victor, to sign her. RCA decided to protect their investment by releasing her first single as a duet with Wagoner. That song, a cover of Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing on My Mind", released in late 1967, reached the country top 10 in January 1968, launching a six-year streak of virtually uninterrupted top-10 singles for the pair. The duo was named Vocal Group of the Year in 1968 by the Country Music Association, but Parton's solo records were continually ignored. Wagoner had a significant financial stake in her future; as of 1969, he was her co-producer and owned nearly half of Owe-Par, the publishing company Parton had founded with Bill Owens. By 1970, both Parton and Wagoner had grown frustrated by her lack of solo chart success. Wagoner persuaded Parton to record Jimmie Rodgers's "Mule Skinner Blues," a gimmick that worked. The record shot to number three, followed closely, in February 1971, by her first number-one single, "Joshua." For the next two years, she had numerous solo hits – including her signature song "Coat of Many Colors" (number four, 1971) – in addition to her duets.