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I Will Always Pay You

Thank you for your attempt to tally up Dolly Parton’s earnings over the years for “I Will Always Love You” (Pop Eye, Jan. 17).

Some months ago I pondered this question and, having no idea how much money a hit song is worth, arrived at the sum of “an awful lot.” While this may seem vague, I know it’s more than $1.89 million (your estimate).

See, you forgot to pay Dolly for Linda Ronstadt’s 1970-something version of “IWALY.”

$$$--ka-ching--$$$.

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PAULA PASCHAL

Valencia


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