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Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner's First Performance After Separation (VIDEO)

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"I will always love you and I will always thank you, Porter."

These are the touching words country icon Dolly Parton said while singing alongside Porter Wagoner in Nashville back in 1988.

Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner had a highly successful relationship making music together until Dolly left Porter and his show (The Porter Wagoner Show) in 1974. Porter gained the reputation of 'the man who tried to break Dolly'. The two had a bitter battle in the courtroom for several years over business differences. 

However they were finally able to settle their dispute, and in 1988 they reunited at a very special Grand Ole Opry performance. Joining them on stage were Billy Ray Cyrus, Vince Gill, Connie Smith, and others. The country duo, with the help of their talented friends, sang "(Living in the Shade of the) Family Tree" and Dolly Parton's mega-hit "I Will Always Love You".

+++++++++++++ LYRICS BELOW +++++++++++++

(Living in the Shade of the) Family Tree

And I'll get the love from the family tree

I've wandered far and I've walked alone
Till the morning star finally led me home
Now I'm here to stay where I was meant to be
Living in the shade of the family tree

Gonna fill this place like my daddy did
With a friendly face and a bunch of kids
Even though he's gone he's a part of me
As I carry on this family tree

Girl, the wind may blow and the clouds may come
Bringing ice and snow, blocking out the sun
The earth may quake and the ground may freeze
They will never shake this family tree

I've wandered far and I've walked alone
Till the morning star finally led me home
Now I'm here to stay where I was meant to be
Living in the shade of the family tree

Mama look at him, don't he look like me
He's the latest limb on the family tree

Now I'm here to stay where I was meant to be
Living in the shade of the family tree
Now I'm here to stay where I was meant to be
Living in the shade of the family tree

 

 I Will Always Love You

If I should stay
Well, I would only be in your way
And so I'll go, and yet I know
That I'll think of you each step of my way
And I will always love you
I will always love you
Bitter-sweet memories
That's all I have, and all I'm taking with me
Good-bye, oh, please don't cry
'Cause we both know that I'm not
What you need
But I will always love you
I will always love you

And I hope life, will treat you kind
And I hope that you have all
That you ever dreamed of
Oh, I do wish you joy
And I wish you happiness
But above all this
I wish you love
I love you, I will always love

I will always, always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you

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