DOLLY PARTON

JUNE 8 2007 14:56h

Dolly Parton Jokes About Her Famous Breasts

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Dolly Parton has joked her famous breasts will rise like mountains from her grave when she is dead and buried.

Dolly Parton has joked her famous breasts will rise like mountains from her grave when she is dead and buried.

The 'I Will Always Love You' singer hopes fans visiting her final resting place will make pilgrimages by mule to the peaks of her mammary mounds. Dolly said: "I can just see two big mountains growing up out of my grave, and people going around on mule rides to look at them. "Throughout my whole career, I've been known for two things -I'm talking about my music and my lyrics!"

The 61-year-old country singer and songwriter made the speech at a ceremony honouring her initiation into the Songwriters Hall of Fame yesterday (07.06.07). Dolly added: "Songwriting is my favourite thing to do. It is my private time with God. That's when I feel closest to God even when the songs I'm writing are just God-awful."

She also performed her hit '9 to 5' at the ceremony held at New York's Manhattan hotel. Also present were new inductees Jackson Browne who wrote 'Running on Empty', and Don Black, who wrote the lyrics for 'Born Free' which won an Oscar for Best Original Song after featuring in the 1967 film of the same name.

 Michael Masser, who wrote 'Touch Me in the Morning' and Irving Burgie, who wrote 'Day-O', songwriter and entertainer John Legend and music publisher and producer Don Kirschner were also inducted yesterday. The Songwriters Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 to celebrate and promote songwriting talent. Previous inductees include Carole King, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Sir Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, James Brown, Hal David and Burt Bacharach.