Who Sang Bluer Pastures? Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton Little Sparrow cover art
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Dave Lebolt
release date: 2001-1-23
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Bluegrass
length: 4:11
composer: Dolly Parton
lyricist: Dolly Parton
When I left my old Kentucky home
I was chasing after dreams I thought I'd master
So I left the one who loved me all along

Thinking only of myself and doing better
Didn't care about the grief I left behind
Didn't even make a card or write a letter
So sure I'd be successful in no time

Now I'm heading for bluer pastures
And back to the one who's heart I broke
To the bluegrass state of ol' Kentucky
Where he waits with open for me I hope
[ fiddle - dobro ]
Ain't it funny how you are when you're younger
How what you have is never good enough
How the years will find you searching through your plunder
Looking for the treasures you gave up

Well the seasons came they went the dreams all shattered
While the grass just stayed a lonely shade of brown
Then I realized I'd lost all that had mattered
So with foolish pride aside I'm homeward bound

Now I'm heading for bluer pastures...

Now I'm heading for bluer pastures
Where the blue grass waves sweetly in the wind
Where the bluegrass music's always playing
To the haunting sound of Monroe's mandolin
I'm heading for bluer pastures

CD 1
  • 1 Little Sparrow
  • 2 Shine
  • 3 I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby
  • 4 My Blue Tears
  • 5 Seven Bridges Road
  • 6 Bluer Pastures
  • 7 A Tender Lie
  • 8 I Get a Kick Out of You
  • 9 Mountain Angel
  • 10 Marry Me
  • 11 Down From Dover
  • 12 The Beautiful Lie
  • 13 In the Sweet By and By
  • 14 Little Sparrow (reprise)