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'We Don't Know How Much Longer I'm Gonna Be Around' - Dolly Tells Jewel To Seize The Day

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Jewel Songs | 'We Don't Know How Much Longer I'm Gonna Be Around' - Dolly Tells Jewel To Seize The Day | Country Music Videos
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Ever since she was a little girl, Jewel has idolized Dolly Parton.

Even being the superstar she is today, Jewel was still nervous to ask Dolly to duet with her.

“I love Dolly… I have like idolized her and pretended we’re best friends and then I actually finally worked up the nerve to ask her to sing on this song and she was kind enough to oblige and she was everything I would’ve hoped for in the studio," Jewel said. "She was sassy and obviously very bright and witty and sarcastic and very well-prepared."

Jewel's song, "My Father's Daughter" is a track she wrote many years ago and has been a hit at her live shows. She asked Dolly to join her on this song because they had similar upbringings and she looked up to the country legend her entire life. 

Dolly advised Jewel to take advantage of their time together because she isn't getting any younger. 

"[Dolly] was like, ‘Honey don’t you be afraid to get what you need outta me. You better get it right now. We don’t know how much longer I’m gonna be around!’” Jewel says, trying to perfect Parton’s accent.

Together, they recorded a beautiful ballad about their small town upbringings. The lyrics, "My father raised me in an old log cabin/And he sang for me the songs his mother sang to him," hit close to home for both singers. Jewel was raised on a homestead in Alaska with an outhouse and Dolly was raised in a one-room cabin in Tennessee.

Take a listen to their beautiful song below.

Lyrics Below

She stepped off of the boat to see flowers in his hands
The man she would marry was as hard as the mountains
She had his children in a log cabin
Soon I'd be another star in this family's constellation
In the land of the midnight sun
Searching for gold
I am my father's daughter
He has his mother's eyes
I am the product of her sacrifice
I am the accumulation of the dreams of generations
And their stories live in me like holy water
I am my father's daughter

My father raised me in an old log cabin
And he sang for me the songs his mother sang to him
In honky-tonks, and empty bars, just me and him
And that old guitar
He passed on a legacy wrapped up in a melody
And I carry on
Searching for gold

I am my father's daughter
I have his eyes
I am the product of his sacrifice
I am the accumulation of the dreams of generations
And their stories live in me like holy water
I am my father's daughter

And every time I step on stage

And the music finds me

I don't need gold to remind me

I am my father's daughter
I have my Grandma's eyes
I am the product of such sacrifice

I am the accumulation of the dreams of generations
And their stories live in me like holy water
I am my father's daughter
Oh, I am my father's daughter

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