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THROWBACK: Dolly Parton And Shania Twain Perform 'Coat Of Many Colors'

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Not many people can command a stage quite like Shania Twain or Dolly Parton. So, when they perform together, they are unstoppable!

The two singers sang Parton's iconic song "Coat of Many Colors" for an appearance on Oprah in 2003. They took turns singing the verses, but teamed up for the chorus.

They were accompanied by a backing band that included Alison Krauss on the fiddle! The addition of Krauss and Twain took this song we knew and loved and turned into a song we love even more!

"Coat of Many Colors" was released by Parton in 1971 and has said it is her favorite song she has written. The lyrics came to her while traveling with Porter Wagoner on a tour bus. She didn't have any paper, so she wrote it on the back of one of Wagoner's dry cleaning receipts. After the song became a hit, he had the receipt framed.

The song inspired a TV movie appropriately titled Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors. The movie follows Parton's childhood and tells the story that inspired the song.  

The timing of us finding this rare performance couldn't be better! Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors is airing tonight on NBC at 9/8c! 

Watch the amazing performance below!

Lyrics 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
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 bring 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
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
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me

And oh I couldn't understand it
For I felt I was rich
And 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 how my coat of many colors
Was worth more than all their clothes

But they didn't understand it
And I tried to make them see
That one is only poor
Only if they choose to be
Now I know we had no money
But I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me
Made just for me

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