When Lynn wrote this song, it had four additional verses that her producer, Owen Bradley, told her to remove. "He said, 'There's already been one 'El Paso
,' and there's never going to be another one,' Lynn told the TV Critics Association in 2016. "So I fiddled around and fiddled around, and finally I got four verses that I took off of 'Coal Miner's Daughter.' I wished I hadn't, but I did."
Sadly, these verses were lost forever, as Lynn left them in the studio.