Hey Loretta

Album: Love Is The Foundation (1973)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about an under-appreciated woman who leaves her man. It was written by Shel Silverstein, who also wrote Lynn's hit "One's On The Way."
  • Mitch Myers, who is Silverstein's nephew and runs his estate, says: "From what I understand she (Lynn) didn't like the song 'Hey Loretta,' she hated it. But they said, 'Hey, it's custom made, it's perfect for you.' I don't know if he wrote it with her in mind, but the logic and the wisdom of her covering it prevailed, and she certainly had some success with it." (Thanks to Mitch for speaking with us about this song. He is author of Silverstein Around the World, which contains many more stories about Shel. Read more in our interview with Mitch Myers.)

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