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7 Best Dolly Parton Funeral Songs

Country icon Dolly Parton has a discography that includes songs touching on life and death. This page is dedicated to her funeral-suitable songs, offering free downloads, lyrics, and audio.

1) Coat of Many Colors

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2) He's Alive

The gates and doors were barred and all the windows fastened down, I spent the night in sleeplessness and rose at every sound, Half in hopeless sorrow half in fear the day, Would find the soldiers crashing through to drag us all away. Then just before the sunrise I heard something at the wall, The gate began to rattle and a voice began to call, I hurried to the window and looked down to the street, Expecting swords and torches and the sound of soldiers feet,

There was no one there but Mary so I went down to let her in, John stood there beside me as she told us were she'd been, She said they moved him in the night and none of us knows where, The stones been rolled away and now his body isn't there. We both ran toward the garden then John ran on ahead, We found the stone and the empty tomb just the way that Mary said, But the winding sheet they wrapped him in was just an empty shell, And how or where they'd taken him was more than I could tell.

Something strange had happened there but what I did not know, John believed a miracle but I just turned to go, Circumstance and speculation couldn't lift me very high, Cause I'd seen them crucify him and then I'd watched him die, Back inside the house again all the guilt and anguish came, Everything I'd promised him just added to my shame, But at last it came to choices I denied I knew his name, Even If he was alive it wouldn't be the same.

But suddenly the air was filled with a strange and sweet perfume, Light that came from everywhere drove shadows from the room, Jesus stood before me with his arms held open wide, And I fell down on my knees and clung to him and cried, He raised me to my feet and as I looked into his eyes, Love was shining out from him like sunlight from the sky, Guilt and my confusion disappeared in sweet release, And every fear I'd ever had just melted into peace.

He's alive, He's alive, He's alive and I'm forgiven, Heavens gates are open wide. He's alive, He's alive, He's alive and I'm forgiven, Heavens gates are open wide. He's alive, He's alive, He's alive and I'm forgiven, Heavens gates are open wide.

He's alive!

3) I Will Always Love You

If I should stay
I would only be in your way
So I'll go, but I know
I'll think of you each step of the way
And I will always love you
I will always love you
Bitter-sweet memories
That's all I am taking with me
Good-bye, please don't cry
We both know that I'm not
What you need
I will always love you
I will always love you

I hope life, treats you kind
And I hope that you have all
That you ever dreamed of
And I wish you joy
And happiness
But above all of this
I wish you love
And I will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you

4) Jolene

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene

I'm begging of you, please don't take my man

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene

Please don't take him just because you can

Your beauty is beyond compare

With flaming locks of auburn hair

With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green

Your smile is like a breath of spring

Your voice is soft like summer rain

And I cannot compete with you, Jolene

5) Light of a Clear Blue Morning

It's been a long dark night

And I've been a waitin' for the morning

It's been a long hard fight

But I see a brand new day a dawning

I've been looking for the sunshine

'Cause I ain't seen it in so long

Everything's gonna work out just fine

Everything's gonna be all right, that's been all wrong

I can see the light of a clear blue morning

I can see the light of a brand new day

And everything's gonna be all right

It's gonna be okay

6) My Tennessee Mountain Home

Sittin' on the front porch on a summer afternoon

In a straight-back chair on two legs, leaned against the wall

Watch the kids a-playin' with June bugs on a string

And chase the glowin' fireflies when evenin' shadows fall

In my Tennessee mountain home

Life is as peaceful as a baby's sigh

In my Tennessee mountain home

Crickets sing in the fields nearby

Honeysuckle vine clings to the fence along the lane

Their fragrance makes the summer wind so sweet

And on a distant hilltop, an eagle spreads its wings

And a songbird on a fence post sings a melody

7) The Bargain Store

My life is likened to a bargain store
And I may have just what you're lookin' for
If you don't mind the fact that all the merchandise is used
But with a little mending, it could be as good as new

Why you take for instance this old broken heart
If you will just replace the missing parts
You would be surprised to find how good it really is
Take it and you never will be sorry that you did

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