to Jessi Coulter, she wrote the melody to her 1975 number one, “I’m Not
Lisa,” while in a music-theory class, which was several years before she wrote
she discovered that the first four notes were the same as Don Ho’s
version of “Tiny Bubbles.” Jessi says that she wrote a rhythm pattern for
the song before she showed it to her music teacher and then just forgot about
it. “I’m Not Lisa” was also tied to one of Waylon Jennings songs titled
“Julie.” According to Jessi, Waylon’s “Julie” was about someone from
his past and it just seemed to belong in this song.
commented, “I don’t know where the name Lisa came from but the story is told
from Julie’s point of view.”
Not Lisa” earned two Grammy nominations for Best Country Vocal performance by
a Female and for Best Country Song.
Not Lisa” was produced by Waylon Jennings and Ken Mansfield.
Capitol records single entered the country music charts February 15th,
1975 and was at the top of the charts the week of May 24th.
was her 3rd charted song and was on the country charts for 18 weeks.
single also scored a # 4 on the pop music charts.
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