MAKING BELIEVE
MISS KITTY RECORDED "MAKING BELIEVE" IN 1955, SHORTLY AFTER JIMMY WORK WROTE THE  #1 HIT.

WANDA JACKSON AND EMMY LOU HARRIS RECORDED "MAKING BELIEVE", 
GIVING THE SONG THEIR PERSONNEL SOUNDS. 

WHEN CONWAY TWITTY & LORETTA LYNN TEAMED UP, THEY RECORDED THE SONG, GIVING THEM  #1 HIT.
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DLS   2-27-01
KITTY WELLS
QUEEN OF COUNTRY MUSIC
Making believe, that you still love me,
It's leaving me, alone and so blue.
But I'll always dream, still I'll never own you,
Making believe, it's all I can do.

Can't hold you close, when you're not with me,
Just somebody's love, you'll never be mine.
Making believe, I'll spend my lifetime,
Loving you and making believe.

Making believe, that I never lost you,
But my happy hours, I find are so few.
My plans for the future, will never come true,
Making believe, what else can I do?

Can't hold you close, when you're not with me,
You're somebody's love, you'll never be mine.
Making believe,  I'll spend my lifetime,
Loving you, and making believe.
THE SONG GAVE JIMMY WORK, A MAJOR BOOST IN HIS SONGWRITING CAREER.  HE WAS 31 YEARS-OLD WHEN HE
WROTE "MAKING BELIEVE."  SOMEONE COMMENTED TO HIM ABOUT TOO MANY SINGERS WAS GOING TO WEAR OUT THE SONG. 
HE RESPONDED, "THEY ARE JUST POLISHING IT."

MS. KITTY WAS THE DAUGHTER OF A  TENNESSEE CENTRAL RAILROAD BRAKEMAN.  SHE WAS BORN MURIEL ELLEN DEASON ON AUGUST 30, 1919 IN NASHVILLE.  HER DAD PLAYED GUITAR FOR DANCES THROUGHOUT THE NASHILLE AREA. 

SHE MARRIED SINGER JOHNNIE WRIGHT IN 1937.  THEY ARE
STILL MARRIED, AND HAVE RAISED THREE DAUGHTERS. 
THEY STILL LIVE IN THE NASHVILLE AREA. 

SHE TOOK THE STAGE NAME "KITTY WELLS " IN 1943. 
MISS KITTY'S FIRST RECORDING WAS
"GATHERING FLOWERS FOR THE MASTER'S BOUQUET."