Dolly Parton
Green-Eyed Boy
  • Performed by Dolly Parton
  • Written Dolly Parton
  • Owen Hale: Drums
  • David Hungate: Bass
  • Steuart Smith & Brent Mason: Acoustic Guitars
  • Sonny Landreth: Slide
  • Stuart Duncan: Fiddle
  • Harmony Vocals: Alison Krauss & Suzanne Cox
  • Background Vocals: Bob Bailey, Louis Nunley, Duawne Starling & Chris Rodriguiz

I flew off to the wild blue yonder
'Cause I had a dream
And I had to go
But I'm filled with a sense of wonder
From the love I shared
With a green-eyed boy

Lips as sweet as mountain honey
A body warm as home made wine
But he had no dreams
And no means for money
But he had me just anytime

Chorus:

Take me back, If just in memory
Fill my cup again with joy
The fire still burns in the old rock chimney
And I still burn for that green-eyed boy

Now he was pretty
With chiseled features
Like the movie stars in the magazines
My first love and the son of a preacher
I fantasized me was James Dean

But the world outside kept pulling at me
Offered me fame, respect, and gold
Designer clothes and a fancy mansion
Expensive cars, so I chose those

Repeat Chorus (Twice)

Ooh, ooh, how I love that green-eyed boy
Ooh, ooh, ooh, and I still mius
That green-eyed boy

Fade:

Do you think about me
When the nights are long and cold
Do you ever miss me
Do you my green-eyed boy