The single was released Friday and will be included on Gibb’s upcoming album “Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1.” The album will be released on January 8.
Parton and Gibb unveiled their duet through a short teaser video posted on both of their Twitter accounts.
The song is now available on all streaming services. “Words” was originally released by the Bee Gees in 1968.
Gibb’s last album was released in 2016. He is the only surviving member of the Bee Gees, the group he formed in the early 1960s with his brothers Robin and Maurice.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, the Bee Gees sold more than 200 million albums. Their soundtrack album to “Saturday Night Fever” was the top-selling album until Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” claimed that distinction in the 1980s.
“Saturday Night Fever” and the group’s 1979 album “Spirits Having Flown” yielded six No. 1 hits, “making the Bee Gees the only group in pop history to write, produce and record that many consecutive chart-topping singles,” according to the Hall of Fame.