Dolly Parton

Wildflowers

  • Performed By Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, & Linda Ronstadt
  • Written By Dolly Parton
  • David Lindley:  Autoharp & Harpolek
  • Albert Lee:  Mandolin
  • Emmylou Harris:  Acoustic Guitar
  • Mark O'Conner:  Acoustic Guitar & Viola
  • Russ Kunkel:  Drums
  • Kenny Edwards:  Ferrington Acoustic Bass
The hills were alive with wildflowers
And I was as wild, even wilder than they
For at least I could run, they just died in the sun
And I refused to just wither in place

Just a wild mountain rose, needing freedom to grow
So I ran fearing not where I'd go
When a flower grows wild, it can always survive
Wildflowers don't care where they grow

And the flowers I knew in the fields where I grew
Were content to be lost in the crowd
They were common and close, I had no room for growth
I wanted so much to branch out

I uprooted myself from home ground and left
Took my dreams and I took to the road
When a flower grows wild, it can always survive
Wildflowers don't care where they grow

I grew up fast and wild and I never felt right
In a garden so different from me
I just never belonged, I just longed to be gone
So the garden, one day, set me free

Hitched a ride with the wind and since he was my friend
I just let him decide where we'd go
When a flower grows wild, it can always survive
Wildflowers don't care where they grow

Repeat Chorus