Dolly Parton – Coat Of Many Colors

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Dolly Parton – Coat Of Many Colors Lyrics

Back through the years i go wondering once again
Back to the seasons of my youth
I recall a box of rags that someone gave us
And how my mamma 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
Mamma sewed the rags together, sewing 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
’bout 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 mamma blessed it with a kiss.

Chorus:
My coat of many colors that my mamma made for me
Made only from rags, but i wore so proudly
Although we had no money i was rich as i could be
In my coat of many colors my mamma made for me.

So with patches on my britches, and 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 mamma made for me.

Chorus:
And oh i couldn’t understand it, for i felt i was rich
And i told them of the love my mamma sewed in every stitch
And i told them all the story, mamma told me while 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 mamma made for me
Made just for me