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Coat Of Many Colors

In the style of

Shania Twain

Alison Krauss & Union Station

Lyrics

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back
through the years
as i go wanderin'
once again

back through
the seasons
of my youth
i recall
a box of rags
someone gave us
and how my mama
put the rags to use

there were rags
of many colors
and every piece
was small
and i didn't
have a coat
and it was
way down in the fall

mama sewed
the rags together
sewin' every piece
with love
she made my coat
of many colors
that i was so proud of

as she sewed
she told a story
from the bible
she had read
about a coat
of many colors
joseph wore
and then she said

perhaps this coat
will bring you
good luck
and happiness and
i just couldn't wait
to wear it
and mama blessed it
with a kiss

and my coat
of many colors
that my mama
made for me
made only
from rags
but i wore it
so proudly

although
we had no money
i was rich
as i could be
in my coat
of many colors
my mama made for me

so with patches
on my britches
and holes
in both my shoes
in my coat
of many colors
i hurried off
to school

just to find
the others laughin'
and makin' fun of me
in my coat
of many colors
my mama made for me

and i just couldn't
understand it
for i felt i was rich
and i told them
all the love
my mama sewed
in every stitch

and i told them
all the stories
mama told me
while she sewed
and how my coat
of many colors
was worth more than
all their clothes

but they didn't
understand it
and i tried
to make them see
that one is only poor
only if they
choose to be

and i know
we had no money
i was rich
as i could be
in my coat
of many colors
my mama made for me
made just for me

Details

  • Duration : 3:11
  • Key : Ab
  • Genre : Country
  • Year released : 2003
  • Language : English

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