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#1153049 - 04/29/19 08:21 AM Dolly gets it done in 2 minutes  
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Young Dolly Parton on Johnny Carson, "Travelin' Man".

Note that she finds a denoument, a satisfactory ending for her Song, avoiding the need to resort to a Bridge to enable a final giving of the Chorus without excess Repetition.

https://www.facebook.com/DollyParto...DAwODI1NDUwNjkyNjoyMzcxMjE3MDMzMTYzNDI0/


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#1153098 - 05/02/19 12:51 AM Re: Dolly gets it done in 2 minutes [Re: Gary E. Andrews]  
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What a FANTASTIC clip that is.. and it just shows how amazing Dolly's talent is both as a writer AND an entertainer. I am not sure what year that was, but it had to be around 69-74ish don't you think? Wouldn't that be 45+ years ago? That would make her 24-29 years old at the time. Dolly has to be one of the greatest female writers, artists and entertainers as well as businesswomen of all time.


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#1153117 - 05/02/19 10:41 PM Re: Dolly gets it done in 2 minutes [Re: Gary E. Andrews]  
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Yes, Brian, wasn't she a lovely young girl? And a lovely one still.

My fascination is the completeness of the storyline of her Song, replete with the 'twist' or 'denouement' in the final Verse, and that she gets it done in a little over two minutes. This is good storytelling. It's light. It's not a great classic, other than love of Dolly makes it so. But it is an accomplished Songwriter's Lyric. She didn't despair of finding that satisfactory ending, and resort to a Bridge to keep it interesting long enough turn it to enable a final giving of the Chorus. She broke the Third Verse Curse, completed the story with humor, and satisfied the listener with completion.

Worthy of study.


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Yes, Brian, wasn't she a lovely young girl? And a lovely one still.

My fascination is the completeness of the storyline of her Song, replete with the 'twist' or 'denouement' in the final Verse, and that she gets it done in a little over two minutes. This is good storytelling. It's light. It's not a great classic, other than love of Dolly makes it so. But it is an accomplished Songwriter's Lyric. She didn't despair of finding that satisfactory ending, and resort to a Bridge to keep it interesting long enough turn it to enable a final giving of the Chorus. She broke the Third Verse Curse, completed the story with humor, and satisfied the listener with completion.

Worthy of study.


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#1153121 - 05/03/19 02:50 AM Re: Dolly gets it done in 2 minutes [Re: Gary E. Andrews]  
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DOLLY never be another, what comes across is a lovely lady
with a beautiful voice ; on top of that she is a highly talented song
writer

I am not sure if she collaborates , but she always has Top Musicians
around her

The songs she writes, each one different none a rewrite of a previous hit
Her Voice and Musical Talent sells her songs

Even a simple song that was a a minor hit for her became a Classic Recording
by Whitney Houston

The secret of her success?, Being proud of her humble family roots, and that
shows in her writing

Dolly was not hyped up by some big publicity machine , she is a natural who still
remembers where she came from

Last edited by Cheyenne; 05/03/19 03:07 AM.

One of the most important principles of songwriting is to remember that a good song is a partnership of many different components, all working together to produce a satisfying musical experience.

In that respect, song components are either enhancing or compromising their combined effects.
#1153124 - 05/03/19 10:39 AM Re: Dolly gets it done in 2 minutes [Re: Gary E. Andrews]  
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Well said, Cheyenne:

We saw her often in Brentwood at the Hardware Store, Mike's Grocery... and other public places in town there or in nearby Franklin. She was always gracious and friendly to everyone who knew or even recognized her.

A real "Natural" for sure... and they don't make many with such talent and decency these days.

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Thanks for sharing that, Gary. I really enjoyed it. Dolly is unique in so many ways - as a singer, as a songwriter and as a human being. Impossible not to love her.

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Originally Posted by Gary E. Andrews
Yes, Brian, wasn't she a lovely young girl? And a lovely one still.

My fascination is the completeness of the storyline of her Song, replete with the 'twist' or 'denouement' in the final Verse, and that she gets it done in a little over two minutes. This is good storytelling. It's light. It's not a great classic, other than love of Dolly makes it so. But it is an accomplished Songwriter's Lyric. She didn't despair of finding that satisfactory ending, and resort to a Bridge to keep it interesting long enough turn it to enable a final giving of the Chorus. She broke the Third Verse Curse, completed the story with humor, and satisfied the listener with completion.

Worthy of study.


You are correct sir. Thank you for the great find and example!


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