Dolly Parton performs “Whyd’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That ” Official Video Music.

The song reaching # 1 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, remained a total of 20 weeks on the charts. Also reach # 1 on the charts Canada Country Tracks charts, for two weeks.

YouTube Dolly Parton Channel
YouTube Dolly Parton Channel

Whyd’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That

Single cover Dolly Parton ( Columbia 1989 )
Single cover Dolly Parton ( Columbia 1989 )

“Why’d You Come in Here Lookin ‘Like That”, a song written by Bob Carlisle and Randy Thomas, was recorded by Dolly Parton for the Columbia label, the recording took place in Nashville, TN, in the recording session the song was recorded along with other songs, from the album White limozeen, Dolly was accompanied in the session by: Ricky Skaggs (acoustic guitar and mandolin), Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar), Vince Gill (electric guitar), Bela Fleck (banjo), Mark Brignardello (bass), Eddie Bayers (drums), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Jo-El Sonnier (accordion), Barry Beckett (keyboards) and Nashville String Machine (Background vocals). With the production of Ricky Skaggs, the song was released on May 6, 1989, reaching # 1 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, on August 5, 1989, remained a total of 20 weeks on the charts. Two days later I also reach # 1 on the charts Canada Country Tracks charts, for two weeks. It was the twenty-fifth number one in Dolly’s career.



Album cover Dolly Parton ( Columbia 1989 )
Album cover Dolly Parton ( Columbia 1989 )

The song was included in Dolly’s twenty-ninth studio album, White Limozeen (Columbia 1989), the album was released on May 30, 1989, on December 23, 1989, reached at number # 3 on charts of US Top Country Albums, and a total of 100 weeks remained in the charts. On the Canadian RPM Country Albums charts, it reached # 18. The album was certified gold in the USA by the RIAA. The album was released in the following formats: LP, cassette and CD.

 

Versions:

Wenche 2007 (Harlekin)
Jill Johnson & Nina Persson 2007 (Lionheart)





Dolly Parton – Whyd’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That

Why’d you come in here looking like that?
In your cowboy boots and your painted-on jeans
All decked out like a cowgirl’s dream
Why’d you come in here looking like that?

Here comes my baby dragging my heart behind
He’s drivin’ me crazy, who says love is blind?
He’s got a wandering eye and a traveling mind
Big ideas and a little behind
Out with a different woman every night
But I remember when he was mine

Why’d you come in here looking like that?
In your high heeled boots and your painted-on jeans
All decked out like a cowgirl’s dream
Waltzing right in here lookin’ like that
Why’d you come in here looking like that?
When you could stop traffic in a gunny sack
Why, you’re almost giving me a heart attack
When you waltz right in here lookin’ like that

I just can’t stand it to see him on the town
He’s out slow dancing with every girl around
I’m a soft-hearted woman, he’s a hardheaded man
And he’s gonna make me feel just as bad as he can
He’s got himself a mean streak a half a mile wide
But now he’s dancing on this heart of mine

Why’d you come in here looking like that?
In your high heel boots and your painted-on jeans
All decked out like a cowgirl’s dream
Why’d you come in here looking like that?

Why’d you come in here looking like that?
In your cowboy boots and your painted-on jeans
All decked out like a cowgirl’s dream
Why’d you come in here looking like that?
Why’d you come in here looking like that?
When you could stop traffic in a gunny sack
Why, you’re almost giving me a heart attack
When you waltz right in here lookin’ like that
Why’d you come in here looking like that?
Why’d you come in here looking like that?

Single Dolly Parton ( Columbia 1989 )
Single Dolly Parton ( Columbia 1989 )

Miquel Batlle
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