Parton, Dolly - Little Sparrow Lyrics




Little sparrow, little sparrow
Precious fragile little thing
Little sparrow, little sparrow
Flies so high and feels no pain
All ye maidens hede my warning
Never trust the hearts of men
They will crush you like a sparrow
Leaving you to never mend
They will vow to always love you
Swear no love but yours will do
Then they'll leave you for another
Break your little heart in two

Little sparrow, little sparrow
Precious fragile little thing
Little sparrow, little sparrow
Flies so high and feels no pain

If I were a little sparrow
O'er these mountains I would fly
I would find him, I would find him
Look into his lying eyes
I would flutter all around him
On my little sparrow wings
I would ask him, I would ask him
Why he let me love in vain

I am not a little sparrow
I am just the broken dream
Of a cold false-hearted lover
And his evil cunning scheme

Little sparrow, little sparrow
Precious fragile little thing
Little sparrow, little sparrow
Flies so high and feels no pain

All ye maidens fair and tender
Never trust the hearts of men
They will crush you like a sparrow
Leaving you to never mend

Little sparrow, little sparrow
Oh the sorrow never ends





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  1. Nosferatu 85

    One of the Grande Masterpieces she wrote.... it always touches my soul

  2. Barbie Dahlquist

    My sparrow

  3. MARSBELLA1

    LOOSE women UK in 2o1o What a performance totally live. Beautiful voice. Beautiful in everyway x

  4. Sophia Rose

    What an amazing voice! It goes right to your ❤

  5. TheSeoulsista

    Pickers have a special place in me heart...Dolly got the best here...

  6. Eternal Path

    Anyone wondering why the tune seems familiar, it's also "The Wayfaring Stranger" / "Poor Wayfaring Stranger"'s tune

    Mitchell Young

    And a dollop of 'Let no man steal your thyme'. All from the same roots, Ms. Parton advanced it a bit.

    J.R. Smith

    Also sounds a whole lot like "Julianne" by The New Christy Minstrels.

    Tara G

    This is a natural musical progression of a lot of old traditional tunes as noted by other commenters. I'd like to add the "flying sparrow/bird" theme. A wronged/deserted/longing lover flying to the errant party to scold/observe/lay down with. A good Appalachian example "Pretty Saro".

  7. Anisah Rosser

    HER VOICE!! Its AMAZING!!!

  8. shoofing

    My sparrow 💔

  9. hawt kyutie

    Came here from pretty little liars lol Mary has some good taste in music

  10. Jane

    Love the melody of this song, sounds almost folk.. or is it? Lol

    richard poole

    its bluegrass which is folk music, this album came out in the early 2000's to lots of acclaim.

  11. Flcc Frankie

    Pretty little liars gang

  12. k.j d best

    PLL brought me here....i finished watch all the seasons and feeling like half of me is missing😂😟😟

  13. Tony G. Pizza

    The amazing thing about Dolly's best songs is that they seem to have always existed. As if Dolly took them from her home and brought them to the Opry and the world. Not everything she did qualifies; far from it. But you could easily have seen Traditional, rather than Ms. Patron, as the writer of this song.This one....definitely. You could easily imagine finding an old Carter Family acetate of this song somewhere in Ralph Peer's vaults, recorded in 1925. But it is Dolly.

  14. Joanna Grace

    Your friends gave me your dirty jacket. But I couldn’t find a shred of evidence. -A.D

  15. Safiya Artan

    Pretty lil liar

  16. Letizia Cella

    i love this!

  17. pimpcess bea

    best voice I've heard in a while. (p.s who came from pretty little liars??)

  18. Patricia Fulcher

    Love dolly

  19. k savitska

    The accompaniment is stunning.

  20. iamahorsenut

    beautiful, such raw emotion in this song

  21. Patricia Fulcher

    love dolly

  22. David Grey

    what a great role model in this crazy mixed up world

  23. David Grey

    it's the inner christian i admire in dolly in addition to her talent

  24. K Kibbe

    That's why I love manbotboy

  25. Liam Horne

    love it send me more like this

  26. Vivian sic

    Pll brought me hear love it

  27. Upenda Sana

    Dolly Parton is a soul singer in the realest sense of the word,she knows how to sing with soul in order to reach through to ours.If that's not soul music,I don't know what is.

  28. Wynter Rayne

    #PLL brought me here I love Dolly!!! 💞💙

  29. Amelia Celeste M.

    [Verse 1]
    Little sparrow, little sparrow
    Precious fragile little thing
    Little sparrow, little sparrow
    Flies so high and feels no pain
    All you maidens hede my warning
    Never trust the hearts of men
    They will crush you like a sparrow
    Leaving you to never mend
    They will vow to always love you
    Swear no love but yours will do
    Then they'll leave you for another
    Break your little heart in two

    [Chorus]
    Little sparrow, little sparrow
    Precious fragile little thing
    Little sparrow, little sparrow
    Flies so high and feels no pain

    [Verse 2]
    If I were a little sparrow
    Over these mountains I would fly
    I would find him, I would find him
    Look into his lying eyes
    I would flutter all around him
    On my little sparrow wings
    I would ask him, I would ask him
    Why he let me love in vain[Verse 1]
    Little sparrow, little sparrow
    Precious fragile little thing
    Little sparrow, little sparrow
    Flies so high and feels no pain
    All you maidens hede my warning
    Never trust the hearts of men
    They will crush you like a sparrow
    Leaving you to never mend
    They will vow to always love you
    Swear no love but yours will do
    Then they'll leave you for another
    Break your little heart in two

    [Chorus]
    Little sparrow, little sparrow
    Precious fragile little thing
    Little sparrow, little sparrow
    Flies so high and feels no pain

    [Verse 2]
    If I were a little sparrow
    Over these mountains I would fly
    I would find him, I would find him
    Look into his lying eyes
    I would flutter all around him
    On my little sparrow wings
    I would ask him, I would ask him
    Why he let me love in vain

    I am not a little sparrow
    I am just the broken dream
    Of a cold false-hearted lover
    And his evil cunning scheme

    [Chorus]

    [Verse 2]
    All you maidens fair and tender
    Never trust the hearts of men
    They will crush you like a sparrow
    Leaving you to never mend

    [Outro]
    Little sparrow, little sparrow
    Oh the sorrow never ends

    Anisah Rosser

    I think U messed up.

  30. dawnpeed

    Beautiful song! <3

  31. clyford bulashi

    i jus love it ...jus wooow

  32. belletollz

    she is just purely brilliant==and her musicians incomparable. every single intstrumentalist and the arrangement of what they're playing is perfect on this

  33. Zinnie Boy

    Love me some Dolly! People should hear her sing this song live in person. Amazing!! Love seeing her in concert. She always puts on a great show. :)

  34. Iliana Fearless

    So I guess after all this begging, Jolene made her choice...

    Liz Sturtevant

    Iliana Fearless May God Bless you Always!

    Mirrored Ajudication

    Omg nooo I cant stand youuuu💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  35. Shalon Green

    heart break bring me here 😥😥😥 liars

  36. Mimi gaylisha Swartbooi

    This is gold

  37. Sarah Cook

    Dolly is my queen

  38. Tanya Cornett-Schifler

    I came because Dolly is one of the best song writers of all time. How awesome in this day and age to write a ballad to sound like it is hundreds of years old

    Mary Chambers

    Dolly is at her best when she does bluegrass. I remember when she was on Porter Wagner. I was a kid but loved her and would work those old rabbit ears.

  39. Raja

    pretty Lil liars brought me here lol

    Andi Quinn

    Me too!!

    Ariyannah Gallimore

    lol me too

  40. indigo 77

    beautiful

  41. JaeLynn Morris

    am I the only one who came from PLL

    Full Movies For Free

    So did i

    zara afsar

    Me too lmao

    Peggy Gibbons

    What is PLL?

    hymynaama

    Not😂

  42. Kitty Fluff

    what album is this on?

    Bill Tucker

    Kitty Fluff, Little Sparrow, but you've likely figured it out by now. It is a great album.

  43. Tracey Hayward

    Great album . She sang an ole Louvin Brothers song . I don't believe you've met my baby .one of my fav songs . Love her . 💗💗

  44. Jelena Pavlovic

    She is an angel!

  45. Andreas Ntotsias

    Αγαπημένη και διαχρονική με πολύ ποιότητα πάντα!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Edward Palmer

    she's such an angel

  47. L S Johnson

    I have the CD, and I have bought it as gifts, Dolly is not short of money though...

    Aaron Brown

    What is the name of the album?

  48. hannah werner

    #lovedolly

  49. Garrett Moore

    Interesting interpretation of an old song. I hope she didn't claim authorship on the liner notes. As far as rendition, I think the less produced versions by Seldom Scene and The Country Gentlemen, with more of the original verses and acoustic instrumentation, are more heart-felt, expressive and lamentful.

    Louise Scheonberg

    Because men can totally sing about this subject better than a woman. Lol ok.

  50. Douglas Modig

    Phenomenal. She´s making music history...Absolutely genial -:))

  51. Josef Nagy

    This song is so very beautiful

  52. Padraig Carty

    Beautiful

  53. eva rupe

    Beautiful love it.

  54. Natalie Gold

    sounds a lot like south american music often played on flutes and pipes - very gentle song sung with feeling. Dolly is a true artiste and you can hear she loves what she does, plus she is always fresh and surprising.

  55. meezergeezer

    Dolly's absolute best.

  56. Annie Oakley

    love this