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. At eighteen, the mother of four children and busy housewife still finds time to write and sing songs at small fairs and local honky-tonks. This gift sets Loretta Lynn on the gruelling, tumultuous path to superstardom and 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.
Did You Know?
Doolitte Lynn's real name is Oliver. He picked up the nicknames Doolittle as a boy and Mooney as a young man working for moonshiners in Kentucky before entering the Army in World War II. See more
When Doo stops at a pawn shop to look for an anniversary present, there is a Yamaha guitar hanging on display. Yamaha guitars were not manufactured nor available in the US during this time period. See more
Mr. Webb, me and Loretta are fixin' to get married, if it's alright with you.
Go ask Clary.
[Doolittle walks through the house to the kitchen
Mrs. Webb, me and Loretta is thinkin' about gettin' married tomorrow.
Go ask Ted.
[Doolittle walks back onto the porch, then back into the house
Doolittle, what are you doin'?
Ted says go ask Clary; Clary says go ask Ted; I don't know.
Wait 'til they go to bed; then you can catch them together. 'Less they'll keep you runnin' back and forth all night long.
It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
Written by J.D. Miller
(aka as Joseph D. 'Jay' Miller)
Sung by Kitty Wells
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. See more