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Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis Honor Dottie West With 'Come See Me and Come Lonely'

If you're wondering what Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis have been up to lately, check out their 2017 duet album on Goldenlane Records, Come See Me and Come Lonely.

Its title track best captures this meeting of country royalty. The daughters of the late Grand Ole Opry hitmaker George Morgan and Nashville icon Mel Tillis combine forces to cover a top 20 hit by Country Music Hall of Famer Dottie West. Penned by regular West collaborator Red Lane, the song is now a showcase for two of the strongest vocal talents to emerge since its original 1978 release.

The powerful album allows the country veterans to cover a wide range of songs, from early rock favorites to contemporary country music hits. For example, there's an easy listening version of The Everly Brothers' "Walk Right Back," a slight honky tonk reimagining of Dwight Yoakam's "Guitars, Cadillacs" and even celebrations of K.T. Oslin's "Do Ya" and Billlie Jo Spears' "Blanket on The Ground." There's also a daring stab at interpreting Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra's otherworldly "Summer Wine," featuring special guest appearances by Joe Diffie and Darryl Worley, and a slow-plodding treatment of Sammi Smith's "Saunders Ferry Lane" that eerily sounds like Tammy Wynette dropped by the studio. The duo also included some frequently covered country classics--namely Skeeter Davis' "The End of the World" and timeless Pee Wee King co-write "Tennessee Waltz."

"Come See Me and Come Lonely" Lyrics

If your dreams are just laying in a pile
And you feel they're gonna lay there for awhile
Come see me and come lonely

If your new love is gone and let you down
And if the emptiness has turned your smile around
Come see me and come lonely

Come lonely, I've got a lot of love left here in me
I can't live without you with me
'Cause I still love you baby
Come lonely, I'll be here when you need me - just phone me
I promise you, you won't be sorry
Come see me and come lonely

If the hurt that is written on your face
Becomes a mark that you cannot erase
Come see me and come lonely

Come lonely, I've got a lot of love left here in me
I can't live without you with me
'Cause I still love you baby
Come lonely, I'll be here when you need me - just phone me

I promise you, you won't be sorry
Come see me and come lonely

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Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis Honor Dottie West With 'Come See Me and Come Lonely'