Dolly Parton performs “My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy” On Hee Haw 1970.

Song written and recorded by Dolly Parton, on May 20, 1969, was released on September 15, 1969, reached the position number # 45 of the lists of US Hot Country Singles, in the lists of Canada Top County Singles, managed to arrive at number # 22.

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My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy:

Lp cover Dolly Parton ( RCA 1969 )
Lp cover Dolly Parton ( RCA 1969 )

Song written and recorded by Dolly Parton, on May 20, 1969, was recorded at Studio B, of RCA, in Nashville, Tennesse. With the production of Bob Ferguson, was released on September 15, 1969, reached the position number # 45 of the lists of US Hot Country Singles, in the lists of Canada Top County Singles, managed to arrive at number # 22.

The song was included in the fourth solo studio album by Dolly Parton, My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy (RCA 1969), the album was released on September 8, 1969, and on the lists of US Hot Country Albums, reached the position number # 6

Lp cover Dolly Parton ( RCA 1982 )
Lp cover Dolly Parton ( RCA 1982 )

Dolly would have made another version, for the album, Heartbreak Express (RCA 1982), it was the twenty-fifth solo studio album, it was recorded between Los Angeles and Nashville, 1982, it would finally be released on March 29, 1982, in the lists from US Top Country Albums, arrived at number # 5.

The content of the song tells the story of a girl from a small town whose aspirations take her to New Orleans, where she becomes a prostitute, dreaming of the boy she had left behind.

Dolly Parton – My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy Lyrics

From a shack by a mountain stream
To a room in New Orleans
So far from my Blue Ridge Mountain home
The men I meet ain’t warm and friendly
Like the one in old Virginie
Oh they ain’t real like my Blue Ridge Mountain boy
I was just a little past eighteen
When I came to New Orleans
I’d never been beyond my home state line
There was a boy who loved me dearly
But I broke his heart severely
When I left my Blue Ridge Mountain boy

Life was dull in my hometown
Lights were out when the sun went down
And I thought that city life was more my style
But nights get lonely away from home
And it’s easy to go wrong
The men ain’t kind like my Blue Ridge Mountain boy

New Orleans held things in store
Things I’d never bargained for
And every night a different man knocks on my door
But late at night when all is still
I can hear a whippoorwill
As I cry for my Blue Ridge Mountain boy

Oh but I can never go back home
Since the boy I love is gone
He grew tired of waiting for me to return
They say he married last October
But I never will get over
Oh the sweet love of my Blue Ridge Mountain boy

Blue Ridge Mountain boy

Single Dolly Parton ( RCA 1969 )
Single Dolly Parton ( RCA 1969 )

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