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I'm Not Lisa




According 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 the lyrics.


Later 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.


Jessi commented, “I don’t know where the name Lisa came from but the story is told from Julie’s point of view.”


“I’m Not Lisa” earned two Grammy nominations for Best Country Vocal performance by a Female and for Best Country Song.


“I’m Not Lisa” was produced by Waylon Jennings and Ken Mansfield.


The Capitol records single entered the country music charts February 15th, 1975 and was at the top of the charts the week of May 24th.


It was her 3rd charted song and was on the country charts for 18 weeks.


The single also scored  a # 4 on the pop music charts.




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