Parton, Dolly - Mountain Angel Lyrics




Pretty as an angel from the day that she was born
Skin as fair as Lily's hair, as golden as the corn
They knew that she was special from the moment she first cried
She was a mountain angel certified
She was her momma's baby, she was her daddy's pride
Good at home, at church and school, at everything she tried
Everybody's darlin' led a charmed and peaceful life
The perfect mountain angel 'til he arrived
And ohh, she fell so deeply
Ooh, she couldn't stop
She gave herself to him, milled it completely
He lifted her so high he let her drop

She gave up everything for him that mattered in her life
All the others that had loved her and she vowed to be his wife
She dreamed of bearing children in an ivy-covered house
The mountain angel's sunshine turned to clouds
The wicked handsome stranger left the way he came
Broke her heart and broke her mind
She never was the same
They say he was the devil
That had come to steal her soul
She never loved another it was told
They say she had a baby
Some say that it had died
They it's just as well
As it had been the devil's child
They say good conquers evil
But here, evil won the prize
So the mountain angel took to the wild

And ooh, she couldn't take it
Years passed and she had long since lost her mind
She waited for him as her beauty faded
Her parents died from grief before their time

She tried to gather pieces of her life, they wouldn't fit
Beside the tiny grave deep in the woods is where she'd sit
Talking to the child, herself, to him, who knew for sure
Possessed they say by satan's insane lure
High a'top the mountain, for years they say she's seen
Looking down upon the town where she had once been queen
She'd sneak around the playground, watch the little children play
They'd see the crazy lady then run away
They say she roamed these hills for years, wearing not a stitch
The lovely mountain angel now thought to be a witch
She made those wailing mournful sounds
That you could hear for miles
Long after she laid down upon her baby's grave and died

And ooh, her ghost is callin'
She's waiting for the ones that she adored
Through spring and summer, fall when snow is fallin'
Her spirit roams these hills forever more
The mountain angel's voices ever more

Oohh, oooo
Oohh, oooo
Oohh, oooo





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Parton, Dolly Mountain Angel Comments
  1. Snoo Lee

    this is some stuff to hear in 2020, considering the current alternatives. thanks, Dolly!

  2. Suzanne Rose Marin

    This album is a treasure!

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    Pretty as an angel from the day that she was born
    Skin as fair as lily's hair, as golden as the corn
    They knew that she was specia, from the moment she first cried
    She was a mountain angel certified
    She was her mama's baby, she was her daddy's pride
    Good at home, at church and school, at everything she tried
    Everybody's darlin' led a charmed and peaceful life
    The perfect mountain angel 'til he arrived
    And oh, she fell so deeply
    Ooh, she couldn't stop
    She gave herself to him, milled it completely
    He lifted her so high, he let her drop

    She gave up everything for him that mattered in her life
    All the others that had loved her and she vowed to be his wife
    She dreamed of bearing children in an ivy-covered house
    The mountain angel's sunshine turned to clouds
    The wicked, handsome stranger left the way he came
    Broke her heart and broke her mind
    She never was the same
    They say he was the devil
    That had come to steal her soul
    She never loved another, it was told
    They say she had a baby
    Some say that it had died
    They say it's just as well
    As it had been the devil's child
    They say good conquers evil
    But here, evil won the prize
    So the mountain angel took to the wild

    And ooh, she couldn't take it
    Years passed and she had long since lost her mind
    She waited for him as her beauty faded
    Her parents died from grief before their time

    She tried to gather pieces of her life, they wouldn't fit
    Beside the tiny grave, deep in the woods is where she'd sit
    Talking to the child, herself, to him, who knew for sure
    Possesse, they say, by Satan's insane lure
    High atop the mountain, for years they say she's seen
    Looking down upon the town where she had once been queen
    She'd sneak around the playground, watch the little children play
    They'd see the crazy lady, then run away
    They say she roamed these hills for years, wearing not a stitch
    The lovely mountain angel, now thought to be a witch
    She made those wailing mournful sounds
    That you could hear for miles
    Long after she laid down upon her baby's grave and died

    And ooh, her ghost is callin'
    She's waiting for the ones that she adored
    Through spring and summer, fall when snow is fallin'
    Her spirit roams these hills forevermore
    The mountain angel's voices ever more

    Oohh, oooo
    Oohh, oooo
    Oohh, oooo

  4. Kayden Bryant

    My papa loves this song 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  5. Lazy Crockett

    What a Fing storyteller. just WOW.

  6. Anne Kimani

    😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢 still listening with tears on my eyes.... I would love to see you dolly...... you make me feel out of this hateful world😢😢😢😢

  7. Grandpaw Grizzly

    If there was a list of Songs to Make People Cry this one would belong at the top...

  8. Charity S Ndhlovu

    She sings about life

  9. Julius Okuto

    The mood of this song is just but killing me..... I think I'm dead.............

  10. PrintLux Berlin

    One of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard in my life!

  11. Jade Obsession

    oh how i love this song

  12. Tina Hudson

    Love her stories through beautiful bluegrass music 🎶

  13. Anne Kimani

    😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

  14. Theo Op ten Berg

    don't like country or tearjerker except from Dolly Parton : perfect this one

  15. Betty Foltz

    I think this song is butIful and sad at the same time this is my first time hearing this song but I'm glad I listen to it. I liked it and I also like her song hard candy Christmas

  16. Kali Forner

    Thank you Dolly for singing this. You changed history! XOXO

  17. Eileen Ngete

    SAAAADDDDD :'((

  18. Chris Haynes

    Possibly the best Dolly song ever...? I invisage a stunning film based on this story!

    Miggi 90

    Could you tell me the name of this film?

    sandra mwila

    The name of the film pls

  19. littlebit080780

    Dolly  why you have to make me cry!?

  20. Ralph Trevino

    i love Dolly always have always will.... its sad how a love broken love can change a person. lyrics are so pure and true. God bless you Dolly always and forever.

  21. Richard Geotrack

    it's reminds me of my late Elder sister who had great desires and dream in life... I miss you Susan

  22. Frederik Winther Hansen

    amazing

  23. EJ M

    So haunting, so beautiful.

  24. Dennis Lutang

    Dolly is one of my all time favorites. Her songs never fail awakening my buried memories. This Mountain Angel sends tears to my heart. Thanks Dolly for this beautiful yet hurtful song

  25. Dag Nabbit

    Oh my God, that is a sad song.  Just heard it for my first time.  Dolly's sweet voice is perfect for singing that song.  

  26. saya fraser

    my cousin love dolly so much n this song always make her cry. she loves it....

  27. Kim Johnston

    Such a sad but passionate song...

  28. Beverly Hicks Burch

    the story reminds me of one similar to a great aunt in the mountains of East Tennessee

  29. Lilith Moonflower

    Beautiful and haunting!

  30. Max Hamilton

    Haunting song.

  31. Brianna Rizzo

    One of my favorites <3