At only thirteen years of age, Loretta Webb marries Doolittle Lynn and is soon responsible for a sizeable family. Loretta appears destined to a life of homemaking, but Doolittle recognises his wife's musical talent, and buys her a guitar as an anniversary present one year. This gift sets Loretta Lynn on the gruelling, tumultuous path to country music greatness. Written by
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She was married at 13. She had four kids by the time she was 20. She's been hungry and poor. She's been loved and cheated on. She became a singer because it was the only thing she could do. She became a star because it was the only way she could do it.
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Loretta tells Patsy Cline that she's pregnant. A few days later Patsy is killed in a plane crash. Patsy Cline died in March 1963, and Loretta's twins were born in August 1964 - a span of 17 months. See more
Get in and I'll drive you home.
I ain't gettin' in that thing. It looks like somethin' for Mars.
Girl, what the hell do you know about Mars? I'll bet you ain't never been outside the mouth of this holler.
I know I ain't gettin' in that thing. If you like it so much; you can walk me home.
Oh, Loretta; them pies ain't the only thing salty about you. Wait a minute; I'm comin'.
Referenced in Man on the Moon
One's on the Way
Written by Shel Silverstein
Performed by Sissy Spacek See more