Dolly Parton takes the stage and reminds us all why she's a legend...
Originally released in 1971, Parton wrote "Coat of Many Colors" about how her mother stitched together a beautiful coat from a box of rags that someone had given her family. While her mother worked on the dress, she told Parton the story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors from the Bible.
As the song continues, Parton rushed to school with "patches on [her] britches" and "holes in both [her] shoes". But when she arrived at school, she "found the others laughing and making fun" of her for wearing the coat her mom had made. Parton wasn't discouraged by this. Instead, she knew her coat was made with love and worth more than anything made without love.
The song is a truly moving tale with an incredible message and her performance is a riveting example of that. Dressed in a sparkling white suit and armed with a patchwork-style guitar, the 60-year-old still delivers an outstanding performance!
In addition to her beautiful song, Parton has also collaborated on an NBC TV-movie based on the same story. The movie, titled "Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors", is scheduled to premiere on December 10th, 2015.
Check out Dolly Parton's beautiful and heartwarming performance on The Voice in the video below.
Back through the years I go wonderin' once again
Back to the seasons of my youth
I recall a box of rags that someone gave us
And how my momma put the rags to use
There were rags of many colors and every piece was small
And I didn't have a coat and it was way down in the fall
Momma sewed the rags together sewin' every piece with love
She made my coat of many colors that I was so proud of
As she sewed, she told a story from the Bible, she had read
About a coat of many colors Joseph wore and then she said
"Perhaps this coat will brang you good luck and happiness"
And I just couldn't wait to wear it and momma blessed it with a kiss
My coat of many colors that my momma made for me
Made only from rags but I wore it so proudly
Although we had no money oh I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors my momma made for me
So with patches on my britches, holes in both my shoes
In my coat of many colors I hurried off to school
Just to find the others laughing and making fun of me
and my coat of many colors my momma made for me
And oh I couldn't understand that for I thought I was rich
And then I told them of the love my momma sewed in every stitch
And I told 'em all the story momma told me while she sewed
And why my coat of many colors was worth more than all their clothes
They didn't understand it and I tried to make them see
One is only poor only if you choose to be
It is true we had no money but I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors momma made for me
Made just for me
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