Oct 052008
 

From HERE YOU COME AGAIN
Written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil

Dolly Parton’s “1977 album, “Here You Come Again,” won the country music queen great attention and success from the adult contemporary and pop music audiences. That #1, platinum selling album still kept her country overtones yet mellowed them with delicious pop arrangements and high tech production. Gary Klein was at the helm and brought in the best players around like Jay Graydon, Dean Parks (also responsible for the inventive rhythm arrangements) and David Foster. Although Foster was a fixture on Parton’s albums of the late Seventies, he really left his mark on “Here You Come Again”. His now classic, flowing acoustic piano/fender Rhodes-mixed sound originated from this recording.

“Here You Come Again” included several Parton compositions like “Two Doors Down” that scored big on both the country and pop charts. The record also presented a few songs written by household names like Kenny Rogers and John Sebastian. The best of those covers is the ear candy title track co-written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. This up-tempo ditty was released as the first single and reached #1 on the country charts, #2 on adult contemporary chart and #3 on the pop charts. It sports an irresistible beat and memorable refrain that give Parton plenty of room to shine with her trademark vocals. Foster’s keys and Graydon’s guitar are also at the top of their game on this one. “Here You Come Again” would go on to help win Parton a Grammy in 1978 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.


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Lead Vocals: Dolly Parton
Keyboards & Synthesizer: David Foster
Guitar: Dean Parks & Jay Graydon
Drums: Ed Greene
Bass: David Hungate
Synthesizer Programming: Ian Underwood
Vocal & Strings Arrangements: Nick De Caro
Rhythm Arrangements: Dean Parks
Produced by Gary Klein


Lyrics

Here you come again
Just when I’ve begun to get myself together
You waltz right in the door
Just like you’ve done before
And wrap my heart ’round your little finger

Here you come again
Just when I’m about to make it work without you
You look into my eyes
And lie those pretty lies
And pretty soon I’m wonderin’ how I came to doubt you

All you have to do is smile that smile
And there go all my defenses
Just leave it up to you and in a little while
You’re messin’ up my mind and fillin’ up my senses

Here you come again
Lookin’ better than a body has a right to
And shakin’ me up so that all I really know
Is here you come again …
And here I go

[break]

All you have to do is smile that smile
And there go all my defenses
Just leave it up to you and in a little while
You’re messin’ up my mind and fillin’ up my senses

Here you come again
Lookin’ better than a body has a right to
And shakin’ me up so that all I really know
Is here you come again …
And here I go (here you come again)

Here I go
Here I go (here you come again)
And here I go
Here I go (here you come again)
Here I go
Here I go (here you come again)
Here I go