Dolly Parton

If Teardrops Were Pennies

Song Information
By: Carl Butler
Original Appearance: Love And Music
Compilations: None
Alternate Versions: None

An acre of diamonds I'd offer to you
A solid gold mansion, an airplane or two

This whole world would be yours to have and to hold
If teardrops were pennies and heartaches were gold

Chorus:

If teardrops were pennies and heartaches were gold
I'd have all the riches my pockets would hold
I'd be oh so wealthy with treasures untold
If teardrops were pennies and heartaches were gold

The tears that have fallen won't buy you a thing
The heartaches you've caused me won't pay for a ring
The love that I wanted would not have grown cold
If teardrops were pennies and heartaches were gold

Repeat Chorus

But teardrops aren't pennies
And heartaches aren't gold