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The Pretenders — She (w/ Emmylou Harris)
Album: Return Of The Grievous Angel (A Tribute To Gram Parsons)
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Released: 1999
Length: 4:43
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She, she, came from the land of the cotton
A land that was nearly forgotten by everyone
And she, she worked and she slaved so hard
A big old field was her back yard in the delta sun

Oh, but she sure could sing
Oh, when she sure could sing
Then he looked down and he took a little pity
The whole town swore he decided
He'd help her some
And he didn't mind if she wasn't very pretty
For deep inside his heart he knew
She was the only one

Oh, yes, she sure could sing
My, my she sure could sing
She had faith, she had believing
She led all the people together in singing
And she prays every night to the Lord up above
Singing hallelujah, hallelujah

They used to walk singing songs by the river
Even when she knew for sure
She had to go away
And she never knew what her life was to give her
And never had to worry about it
For one single day

Oh, yes, she sure could sing
Yeah yeah she sure could sing
She had faith, she had believing
She led all the people together in singing
And she prays every night to the Lord up above
Singing hallelujah, hallelujah

She she came from the land of the cotton
A land that was nearly forgotten by everyone
She, she worked and she slaved so hard
A big old field was her back yard in the delta sun
My, my, my she sure could sing
Oh, yes and she sure could sing
Ooh, yes, yes she sure could sing
Oh and she sure could sing
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Both voices have so much soul in them, but -- man, oh man -- aren't they different textures?

Appropriate, then, that this song's refrain is "Oh my, she sure could sing!"
always loved the Norah Jones version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=EXTUxppfp00

she sure can sing
The voice of Emmylou makes me shiver every time i heard it, Chrissie's voice.... well i can't really really write here what it does ;-)
{#Devil_pimp}I highly recommend this cd ! some very tasty covers !
It's Chrissie's birthday today...Happy 66!

First time I saw her live @ 1st Avenue in Mpls., she rocked our socks off at age 29.
I'm using the new Beta Player, as Bill just mentioned we should try, and I'm impressed with it! The fidelity, and site, are mind-blowing!
Emmylou Harris' voice unmistakable - glad to have read previous postings just for clarification of the listing :) 
Nice tribute album.  Great song.
 album art ...

 

 Clark_Novato wrote:
This is not really a Pretenders song.  This is from the Gram Person's tribute album "Return of the Grievous Angel", one of my all time favorite discs.  This song is sung by Chrissie Hynde and Emmylou Harris, Gram's girlfriend from the '70s.  Very few songs on this album that don't merit a Most Excellent of better rating.  "Hickory Wind" by Gililan Welch and David Rawlings is particularly haunting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_of_the_Grievous_Angel:_A_Tribute_to_Gram_Parsons

 
I was just about to post this. I don't think Emmylou and Gram were ever a couple in the romantic sense but absolutely a musical one. She's often cited his influence as a mentor. Fine album.
This is not really a Pretenders song.  This is from the Gram Person's tribute album "Return of the Grievous Angel", one of my all time favorite discs.  This song is sung by Chrissie Hynde and Emmylou Harris, Gram's girlfriend from the '70s.  Very few songs on this album that don't merit a Most Excellent of better rating.  "Hickory Wind" by Gililan Welch and David Rawlings is particularly haunting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_of_the_Grievous_Angel:_A_Tribute_to_Gram_Parsons
real nice rendition, where's this been?
First one for a song from 1999!