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25 Definitive Dolly Parton Songs That'll Put You in a Better Mood

Redbook Logo By Grant Rindner of Redbook | Slide 3 of 26: $1.29Shop NowBased on Parton's own hardscrabble upbringing, "Coat of Many Colors" is a song that has resonated deeply with listeners, and she's even described it as the most personal one she's ever written."To me, it's more than a song. It's an attitude. It's a philosophy. It speaks about family," she said. "It's anti-bullying. It just covers so many things."The song, which was the title track of Parton's 1971 album, told the story of a patchwork jacket that her mom made. It drew parallels with the biblical Joseph's coat of many colors, and went on to be a huge critical and commercial success.

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Based on Parton's own hardscrabble upbringing, "Coat of Many Colors" is a song that has resonated deeply with listeners, and she's even described it as the most personal one she's ever written.

"To me, it's more than a song. It's an attitude. It's a philosophy. It speaks about family," she said. "It's anti-bullying. It just covers so many things."

The song, which was the title track of Parton's 1971 album, told the story of a patchwork jacket that her mom made. It drew parallels with the biblical Joseph's coat of many colors, and went on to be a huge critical and commercial success.

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