Dolly Parton – Coat of Many Colors (New Recording) Lyrics

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Back through the years
I go wonderin’ once again
Back to the seasons of my youth
I recall a box of rags someone gave us
And how my momma put the rags to use
There were rags of many colors
And every piece was small
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

While momma sewed, she told a story
From the Bible, she had read
About a coat of many colors
Joseph wore and then she said:
“I hope 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
And although we had no money
I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
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
Momma made for me

And oh I couldn’t understand it
‘Cause I felt I was rich
And I told them of the love
Momma sewed in every stitch
Even 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

They didn’t understand it
And I tried to make them see
One is only poor
Only if they choose to be
It’s true we had no money
But I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
Momma made for me
‘Cause she made it just for me

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