Parton, Dolly - Red Shoes Lyrics




I remember as a child
I was absolutely wild
'Bout some red shoes that my aunt Lucy wore
She would let me stomp around
In those high heels up and down
Round the house and round the wrap around porch

And from that moment on
I've had a pair of my own
They make me feel at home and brand new
They build my confidence
As if they've been heaven sent
I feel alone, I'm puttin' on my red shoes

I begged mama, "Pretty please,
From the wishbook order me,
A pair of red shoes for my feet", so mama did
Through the years I've thought about
Aunt Lucy's love and think of how
Such little things in life can make or break a kid

I believe that every child
Needs to feel a sense of pride
And someone to love and guide and see them through
So many miles I've traveled
Many times they've come unraveled
On the road both smooth or gravel
But I've made it through, ooh

Hell and half of Georgia
Or walkin' through New Orleans
Walked the streets of Memphis boldly
Strolled around a block or two
And if God sees fit to hold me
Anyone that's ever known me
Knows I'd walk the gold streets only
In a pair of red shoes

And if I ever get to heaven
If I ever get to heaven
If I ever get to heaven
And Lord I hope I do
I will walk the streets of glory
I will walk the streets of glory
I will tell my Lucy story
And walk with her in red shoes





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Parton, Dolly Red Shoes Comments
  1. NkotbJoeyJordanFan

    This is probably one of my favorite Dolly songs. 3 3 My absolute favorite color is red BUT there is one thing in red that I do not own..... SHOES!

  2. Ricardo Lima

    First you came with this sob ass story about a coat of many colors because you were TLC broke and facing the prospect of hypothermia. Fine!
    Now you spill some tea about buying red shoes around the same time like there was no tomorrow, going as far as pre-ordering a pair for afterlife. It doesn't add up sis, get your story straight.

  3. Juan Ramón López Fernández

    Love that son, Dolly! Kisses and hugs from a spanish fan.

  4. Carlynn Serrano

    My Dolly will make it to heaven

  5. Carlynn Serrano

    I love my Dolly

  6. Dwight Wiltz

    A few months back I tried reaching out to you and I understand that I'm no one for a busy woman as yourself but if by chance you do read this my name is Dwight w I'm from Louisiana I live in Baton Rouge I as you love to sing not saying I'm am good but it was a dream and now it's to late for me but I want you to know I've love you and your music all my life and would like to to say thank you for all that you've done I don't know you personally I wish I did but I don't but what I do know of you you are one of the most amazing and beautiful woman I have ever seen again thanks for being you !!! With much love and hugs your unknown friend Dwight !!

  7. Rockie_Road

    Makes me cry 😭

  8. Buddy Clayton

    Dolly's voice ages like a fine wine!

  9. Matthew Hartley

    Sch a great song.

  10. Holidayin germany

    DOLLY PARTON ON THE ORVILLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O.M.G. I LOVE IT!!!!

  11. Annabel BRIGGS

    I love u so much DOLLY !You r one of the only people who can make me happy on bad days .I got a notification while I was at school that dumpling was on Netflix so I faked I was sick so I could see it for the 12th time.I come to school singing ur songs and my friends say I’m weird and I say it’s hard to be a diamond in a rinstone world!!

  12. Marco Plo

    The most important song of her songbook, yet. Jesus Lord was flowing thru her pen st that moment. omg!!!

    Marco Plo

    this makes me shake and cry each time. sweet lord hold my heart.

  13. OceanLove

    I love this song and...I love Dolly Parton!

  14. Kaitlyn Reynolds

    I LOVE Dolly Parton. 🐃😍

  15. RA13witness

    🌹🌹🌹👍👍👍

  16. GaudyCouturist !

    She wrote that thang! Go Dolly! Fan for life! God bless

  17. stephanie moreno

    I just love her she’s a great person and she’s so beautiful 😍

  18. avenegas17

    this is such a great song . 💕😩

  19. Pin Gadol

    Absolutely tremendous!

  20. Annett Heinzig

    Danke....Merci....Thanks for this Music

  21. Claire Deighton

    Absolutely beautiful ❤️

  22. Terrence Ragin

    She sang this on the Grammy's and had on Red High Heel Shoes

  23. makiya mustefa

    here from the grammys

  24. Jos G

    I absolutely adore this song Dolly ♥️

  25. yugao23

    Absolutely beautiful.

  26. Paradise

    Beautiful <3

  27. K.A. R

    Idk why but when she sings the chorus the first time the waterworks kick in.

  28. Neatriz Areco

    Amazing song, amazing singer, amazing SOUL.. This is the first time that ive heard this song.. And it really touch my heart.. Its not only about a pair of shoes, to me, it means that we have to teach our young people, to feel that no matter what, they have something to hold on to, something to be proud about. It make me cry. On the spot, I remember my mom, and i some wird way, she did teach me that.. I can only hope to be a half of good as she whas.. This women poor her heart in this song, and i really feel that.. I Love this woman..💐💐💐💐. And I send a kiss to the wind, hoping that it can reach my mom in heaven..

  29. T Hobbs

    I love Dolly Parton and this song tears my heart out because my big sister let me walk around in her red shoes. I miss you, Darlene. 👠💔

  30. Gabriel Giovane

    "I will tell my Lucy story and walk with her in red shoes" I'm crying

  31. She'Ra Hagans

    I love this song! I have a thing for red shoes too and this song touches upon those memories!❤️❤️❤️

  32. Farah Shahari

    I wasn't in to country but I cry listening to her in the Grammy and I am buying myself a red shoe cz I am worth it

  33. Chelsea Peterson

    Dolly is timeless.

  34. Erick Moore

    I'll admit... I'm a Dolly superfan but hadn't given the Dumplin' soundtrack a real listen. Saw this performance on the Grammy's and had to find it. One of her best songs, short and concise but it gets you there and breaks your heart all in under 3 minutes. That's Dolly's power.

  35. Billy Hall

    Dolly gets better and better

  36. Gary Amador

    Anyone knows if this is actually a story of Dolly's? I love it!

    Natalie R

    Not really sure but she's an amazing story teller with her songs.

  37. Becky Powers

    ❤❤❤❤So Good

  38. Curtis Combs

    What a great song and artist. Dolly is genuine.

  39. Demix

    The Grammy performance was phenomenal <3

  40. June Leathers

    She was great on the Grammy's last night. She keeps getting better & better. I love this song!

  41. didi stitches

    So I cried when she is performing this track at the Grammy,, love you dolly, hope to meet you one day

  42. hiatus mode

    Her voice always makes me cry idk why😢😢..

    Sveťa

    me too... it's amazing

    Crys Brown

    Same it's perfect

  43. Becky Knight

    Heard this for first time last night on The Grammys. Great job Dolly!

  44. bill holt

    Her voice is a one of a kind gift sent from Heaven.!! Love Dolly

  45. Susan Morgan

    She is a wonder. She has so many songs that speaks to so many on a personal level. I have always loved Dolly.
    She truly is a a wonderful person who feels so much and gives back to so many. If you dont know about her, do some research and see how much she gives and how hard she works to help others.

  46. Uzzy wal

    Who came here after watching this performance on the Grammy's

    Valerie Umali

    I cried when she sang this at the Grammys...

    mobmentalitykills H.

    I certainly did! Tear jerking. Loved her since a child. My mom introduced me in early 70's. No lie...my mom is here twin!!!

    Jeffrey j

    Me ,I wonder how much truth there is to this and her growing up in East tn. Thank God she never forgets her heritage. Love love her

    Pasta Pasty Pastu

    It's powerful performance!

  47. MAYDAYES

    I thought she was going to do the holy shout on stage at the Grammys. I Love it!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️🎤👠👠🎶🎶🎸⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👠👠👑🌈

  48. Heidi StH

    This song is so beautiful it gives me chills. Dolly still has it ❤️

  49. R. C W

    I heard this the first time tonight on the Grammy's. It got me in the gut.

  50. Lynda Tatrai

    My daughter at age 3 could run in her red high heel shoes, no one could take them off her! ❤️🥰👠👠

  51. W B

    Love this song! In memory of my mom who passed on to glory. ♥️🙏

  52. April Sunshine

    That Voice!! I love her.

    shayla womack

    Played it 3 times since hearing it just now!

  53. Morgana Shirer

    Just heard her sing this on the Grammys... love love love it💜❤❤❤💖💖💖

    Ruth

    I came because of that performance too! :') <3

    SHAQUANA SMALL

    Just beautiful! I was crying at how beautifully Dolly sung!

    Valerie Umali

    this song made me cry

    Morgana Shirer

    @Valerie Umali me too😢

    Pasta Pasty Pastu

    I'm also here because of Grammys

  54. Lil Durk

    Here from Grammys

  55. Kathi Carlisle

    Great song!!!

  56. Jeffery Smith

    This is one of Dolly’s best songs in the the last decade or so. But.. country radio will refuse to play it. Why? Ageism! And btw she made more money touring in 2017 than any other female country artist.

    Meghan Taylor

    Jeffery Smith they actually don't really play movie soundtracks on the radio. I was surprised when I heard "shallows" on the radio, and I'm guessing it's because of queen Lady Gaga (not saying Dolly isn't a queen, because she is. I would love to hear this too. We just got a bump in the right direction with Kacey)

  57. Lotus Aguilera

    The movie Dumplin is so beautiful, and your songs are amazing Dolly Parton.
    Greatness is Timeless !!

  58. Mexican Primadonna

    I remember as a child
    I was absolutely wild
    'Bout some red shoes that my aunt Lucy wore
    She would let me stomp around
    In those high heels up and down
    Round the house and round the wrap around porch

    And from that moment on
    I've had a pair of my own
    They make me feel at home and brand new
    They build my confidence
    As if they've been heaven sent
    I feel alone, I'm puttin' on my red shoes

    I begged mama, "Pretty please,
    From the wishbook order me,
    A pair of red shoes for my feet", so mama did
    Through the years I've thought about
    Aunt Lucy's love and think of how
    Such little things in life can make or break a kid

    I believe that every child
    Needs to feel a sense of pride
    And someone to love and guide and see them through
    So many miles I've traveled
    Many times they've come unraveled
    On the road both smooth or gravel
    But I've made it through, ooh

    Hell and half of Georgia
    Or walkin' through New Orleans
    Walked the streets of Memphis bowlin'
    Stroll around a block or two
    And if God sees fit to hold me
    Anyone that's ever known me
    Know I'd walk the ghost streets only
    In a pair of red shoes

    And if I ever get to heaven
    If I ever get to heaven
    If I ever get to heaven
    And Lord I hope I do
    I will walk the streets of glory
    I will walk the streets of glory
    I will tell my Lucy story
    And walk with her in red shoes

    skyler willis

    Mexican Primadonna thank you

    del monte

    Beautiful.

    gburgan

    An amazing lyric. Powerful.

  59. tr v

    She doesn't slow down. She just gets better and better and better.

  60. frayjr1970

    This is my favorite from the “Dumplin’” soundtrack and that is saying a lot because ALL of the songs are amazing! There’s just something about this one that absolutely throws me every time I hear it. What brilliance and passion!

  61. mike rayner videos

    beautiful 🎶 💖

  62. kingsley Moeng

    so unique

  63. Mohamed Apple

    I just heard this song from her interview with the MPR. 12/9/2018 at 8:55am. U r amazing Dolly.

  64. Loiwe Nayame

    Amazing

  65. Timothy W. Wilson

    Oh wow!! Such a moving song! This song definitely need the attention it deserves. Absolutely beautiful

    gabriel Joshua

    Timothy W. Wilson you are cute

    Timothy W. Wilson

    @gabriel Joshua well thank you very much! God bless!

    gabriel Joshua

    You are welcome.....

  66. Kofi Addo

    Dolly we want you in Ghana

  67. PhancyPants99

    Best song on the entire album.
    LOVE!!!
    I become a blubbering fool every time I hear it...

    Edgle Bennett

    yes indeed

  68. kevin lynch

    .....this has to be one of her best songs ever I adore her and this song ! They are pushing the wrong song for Oscar consideration by not putting this one out front and center !!!!

    Mary Jackson

    I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED DOLLY, SHE'S A LEGEND, AN ICON AND SHE'S JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER & BETTER AS SHE AGES SHE'S A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AND A BEAUTIFUL SOUL, AMEN 😇 ☝️🙌 🙏

    Mary Jackson

    I LOVE ❤️DOLLY PARDON & I LOVED HER PERFORMANCES ON THE GRAMMY'S TONIGHT ALSO 💕🎤🎶🎵❤️

  69. Jebbie

    *#DollyCanDoNoWrong*

  70. meboneme1

    This LEGEND NEVER STOP AMAZING THE WORLD!

  71. Les Slayers

    Ah c’est magnifique ! J’aime

  72. Jason Lee

    Is this in the Uk album charts..?

  73. That 70's Girl

    So Beautiful! This reminds me of the song... Christmas Shoes. Another Beautiful Story about a pair of shoes! Thank you for sharing! 💖

  74. ass_overtitties 1

    One comment just enough man I love songs that paint pictures it just great

  75. ass_overtitties 1

    This is amazing as always

  76. ifechukwu O. Emmanuel

    Dolly is always unique. I can not get enough of this. Awesomely good 😍😍😍

  77. willie schlechter

    Dolly tells all our life stories with her brilliant songwriting! She's simply amazing, full-stop! Can't wait to get the soundtrack!

  78. Juliet Ursula

    Amazing

  79. Luana Vieira

    Dolly, your music and voice will echoes for all times!! Big hug , your fans from Brazil love u
    <3

  80. danger stranger

    Amazing as always.

  81. Ashley LeBlanc Music

    So amazing! 😍😍

  82. Ngurkungpuii Black

    Queen as always

  83. Blake M

    Dolly I love you so much I wanna give you a hug

  84. Chris Ross

    Wow very good I'ma tweet her about how good this is lol

  85. Travis Asher

    Hope this gets the attention it deserves.

    Sexy Boy

    Woman is a prodigy

    Angel Rivera

    She just performed this at the grammys tonight, it's why I'm here, I heard it once and had to look online to hear it again. Beautiful song! C:

    Natalie R

    Trust me, it will!