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Burlap & Satin is the twenty-fifth solo studio album by Dolly Parton. It was released on May 2, 1983, by RCA Records. The album straddled the line between pop and country sounds. Consisting mostly of Parton's own compositions, two tracks were outtakes from the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas film: "A Cowboy's Ways" (a song intended for costar Burt Reynolds to perform in the film that was ultimately cut out of the film)[citation needed] and "A Gamble Either Way". The album's single, "Potential New Boyfriend" was a top 20 country single and was accompanied by Parton's first ever music video. Willie Nelson duetted on a cover of the Eddy Arnold hit "I Really Don't Want to Know".

Burlap & Satin
Studio album by
Dolly Parton
ReleasedMay 2, 1983
GenreCountry, pop
LabelRCA Records
ProducerDolly Parton, Gregg Perry
Dolly Parton chronology
The Winning Hand
Burlap & Satin
The Great Pretender
Singles from Burlap & Satin
  1. "Potential New Boyfriend"
    Released: April 30, 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars link

As part of Parton's 2007 European tour, the album was re-released for the first time on CD by BMG Germany (a division of Sony/BMG) in a two-fer CD. It was paired with 1985's Real Love.


Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Dolly Parton except as noted.

1."Ooo-eee"Annie McLoone3:38
2."Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On"Hank Locklin3:10
3."Jealous Heart" 3:25
4."A Gamble Either Way" 3:34
5."Appalachian Memories" 4:15
6."I Really Don't Want to Know" (with Willie Nelson)Howard Barnes, Don Robertson3:02
7."Potential New Boyfriend"Steve Kipner, John Lewis Parker3:39
8."A Cowboy's Ways" 4:17
9."One of Those Days" 3:59
10."Calm on the Water" 3:59

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 5
U.S. Billboard 200 127



  • Arranged & Produced By Dolly Parton & Gregg Perry
  • Recorded & Engineered By Ernie Winfrey & Phil Jamtaas
  • Assistant Engineers: Fran Overall, Jim Scott
  • Mixed By Ernie Winfrey

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