Dolly Parton makes Stephen Colbert cry

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Tuesday night the legendary Dolly Parton blessed The Late Show avec Stephen Colbert to discuss his new book, Dolly Parton, singer: My life in words.”I can’t wait for this year to be over, right? Crazy! Cried Parton.

The two had a great relationship, with Colbert genuinely (and quite understandably) appearing in awe of his guest – so much so that the conversation never even came close to politics.

During an exchange, the late night host was even moved to tears. The tender moment came as Parton described songs that his late mother, Avie Lee Owens Parton, passed on to him.

“Mom sang all those songs brought back from the old world. Mom was also a good singer and she sang a capella all the time, ”Parton explained. “A lot of those songs were sad and, like I said, some of them were just ‘pitiful’. But there was a song she used to sing called “Bury Me Beneath the Willow”. It was about a girl who was going to get married, and her boyfriend left her at the altar or whatever, so she died, of course – she committed suicide, I guess.

Then Parton started to sing. “Bury me under the willow, under the weeping willow, where he can know where I sleep and maybe he will cry for me,” she sang, adding, “But where oh where can he be? He went to find him another wife, he no longer cares about me.

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