Dolly Parton
If Only
  • Performed By Dolly Parton
  • Written By Dolly Parton
  • Acoustic Guitar:  Gary Davis
  • Acoustic Guitar:  Robert Hale
  • Dobro:  Randy Kohrs
  • Fiddle:  Jimmy Mattingly
  • Bass Fiddle:  Terry Eldredge
  • Mandolin:  Brent Truitt
  • Snare Drum:  Steve Turner
  • Harmony Vocals:  Darrell Webb & Robert Hale
Verse 1:

The word "If", just two tiny letters
Says so much for something so small
The biggest little word in existence;
Never answers, just questions us all

1st Chorus:

If regrets were gold, I'd be rich as a queen
If teardrops were diamonds, how my face would gleam
If I'd loved you better, I wouldn't be lonely
If only, if only, if only

Verse 2:

But looking back now I see clearly
With my twenty-twenty hindsight
Oh, but don't think I haven't paid dearly,
'Cause you could be in my arms tonight

2nd Chorus:

If regrets were gold, I'd be rich as a queen
If teardrops were diamonds, how my face would gleam
How I let you go, I swear is beyond me
But if only; ah, if only; oh, if only

3rd Chorus:

I could start over, if I could go back
Have the power to change things
Then I would do that
But I listened to others like a fool,
Oh, shame on me

Tag:

But if only you would just come back
If only, dare I even ask
Oh, if only