Sunday Morning Coming Down

It can’t have escaped your attention that Dolly Parton is doing the rounds at the moment, promoting a new book she has coming out.

The book tells her life through the songs she has written, focusing on a mere 170 or so of them.

I don’t own it (and I’m very unlikely to get sent a copy to review), so I can only guess which of her songs made the cut, and what she wrote about them.

I hope today’s tune features, and in the notes she references how it was used as the theme tune on Carla Lane’s hugely successful late 70s/early 80s sitcom Butterflies, which amongst other things introduced us to the acting behemoth that is Nicholas Lyndhurst (if you ignore him being in Porridge spin-off Going Straight, that is), and a chap who I never clapped eyes on again until he turned up in Coronation Street many years later, as the love interest of either Audrey or Alma (I forget which) who turned out to enjoy wearing women’s clothing. Back then, such proclivities were considered titillating, of course.

Anyway. Here’s Dolly:

Perfect Sunday morning listening, no?

More soon.

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3 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Coming Down”

  1. Didn’t mind the show at all although all very suburban and middle class. I’ve been told in the past I look like Wendy Craig but not sure what she looks like now so I’ll park that thought.

    A fine song from Dolly.

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