Friday, November 28, 2008

Brian Mansfield: Country's #1 Flat Broke Song

'Coat of Many Colors' by Dolly Parton (1971):
"Although we had no money, I was rich as I could be/In my coat of many colors my mama made for me." (When a girl proudly displays her new, multi-colored coat, lovingly sewn by her mother from donated rags, her classmates mock her poverty -- though, until that moment, she'd never considered herself poor.)

Click for many other (free) Mansfield-penned stories behind country's most enduring songs, by category (well worth the price and compiled by Jeff Green).

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