DOWN FROM DOVER

Latest update on 25/04/2010

Artist: Dolly Parton
Author: Dolly Parton
Label: RCA Victor
Year: 1970

On lp The Fairest Of Them All. A single release was considered too risky for a song about an unwed mother. Reissued on The Rose And The Briar comp, cd and book (W.W. Norton), where it deserves its own chapter. Very under-estimated masterpiece.

Covers:

1972:

Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood

1972:

Skeeter Davis [on Skeeter Sings Dolly; calls it "my favorite in the album"]

1987:

Sally Timms [ex Mekons]

2000:

Sally Timms & Jon Langford

2001:

Dolly Parton [new version on cd Little Sparrow with Irish band Altan and with a happier end]

2003:

Kate Campbell

2008:

Marianne Faithfull [her accent switches the scene from Tennessee to the English Dover]

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