My songs are like my children – I expect them to support me when I’m old!

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‘I’ve never been pregnant, so I just feel God didn’t mean for me to have kids, so that everybody else’s children could be mine,’ she adds.

‘But if I had had them, I think I’d have been a devoted mother.

Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles.

The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting ...

Jake Farris (Dolly Parton), a country singer stuck in a long-term contract performing at "The Rhinestone", a sleazy urban cowboy nightclub in New York City, boasts to the club's manager, Freddie (Ron Leibman), that she can make anybody into a country sensation, insisting that she can turn any normal guy into a country singer in just two weeks.

Freddie accepts Jake's bet, putting up the remainder of Jake's contract (if she wins the bet, the contract becomes void; if she loses, another five years will be added).

‘I think so,’ she nods, ‘we’re never stuck in each other’s face.

And any time we start getting a little testy with one another, I’ll say, “Don’t you need to go to the barn for a while?

” – we know how to get out of each other’s way without being offensive to one another.’ Dolly gets the last laugh: ‘Some people didn’t think I was a class act because of my looks,’ she says.