Saturday, September 17th, 2011
This yodel-laden cover of an early country music standard gave Parton her highest charting single to date, with or without Porter.
She sings the fire out of it, and it’s easy to imagine it standing out sharply from everything else on the radio in 1970.
But as the new single included on a compilation of her best singles and album tracks to date, it sounds trite. That’s the inevitable result of writing “My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy”, “Just Because I’m a Woman”, and “Down From Dover.”
Written by Jimmie Rodgers and George Vaughn