Song of the Day #4,135: ‘Sugar Hill’ – Dolly Parton

Like yesterday’s track, ‘Sugar Hill’ appears on Dolly Parton’s 2002 album Halos & Horns. Dolly has released 50 studio albums in total, starting in 1967.

This sweet song follows a couple from childhood through getting married and having children of their own. In a nice bit of casting, the older lovers in the Heartstrings episode based on this song will be played by Patricia Wettig and Timothy Busfield, who played a married couple on the 80s show Thirtysomething.

[Verse 1]
Up on Sugar Hill we’d go walking
Hand in hand while the south wind blow
Bob whites calling, black crows cawing
Counting the warts on a toad in the road
Down in the mill pond swimming naked
Showing more than we should have showed
We were just kids exploring nature
Learning more than we should have know-ed

[Chorus 1]
Sug, Sug, Sug, Sugar Hill memories
Stealing sugar on the mountainside
Sug, Sug, Sug, Sugar Hill sugar
Sweeter than candy and cake and pie

[Verse 2]
A yellow dress draping off of my shoulder
Seeing myself in the looking glass
Older now and a little bit bolder
Thinking about our summers past
Up on Sugar Hill we’d go walking
Hand in hand up the mountainside
Teenage lovers planning and talking
Dreaming of a future for you and I

[Chorus 2]
Sug, Sug, Sug, Sugar Hill memories
Stealing sugar on the mountain top
Sug, Sug, Sug, Sugar Hill sugar
Sweeter than ice cream and soda pop

[Verse 3]
Years have past, we’re married with children
Our days are happy and our memories fond
We still find it quite appealing
To go to Sugar Hill and swim naked in the pond

[Chorus 2]

[Verse 4]
Up on Sugar Hill there’s a wealth of treasure
Down it’s memory lane I go walking still
What it means to me is more than I can measure
Golden moments up on Sugar Hill

Up on Sugar Hill with the fireflies glowing
Sound of katydids and the whipper will
Honeysuckle blooming and a mountain stream flowing
A little spot of heaven up on Sugar Hill

Up On Sugar Hill with the bobwhite’s calling
Black crows cawing, and the soft wind blows
Up on Sugar Hill there are love birds talking
Up on Sugar Hill where the good times roll

[Chorus 1]

[Outro]
A little spot of heaven up on Sugar Hill

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,135: ‘Sugar Hill’ – Dolly Parton

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Aw, looking forward to seeing my Thirty Something couple reunited.

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