In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad) is the third solo studio album by Dolly Parton. It was released in February 1969 by RCA Victor.
In the title song, Parton looks back on her impoverished upbringing, concluding that while she values the lessons it taught her, she would not want to go back. The humorous "He's a Go Getter" plays on an unexpected pun ("When his wife gets off from work, he'll go get 'er"), and she covers the Jeannie C. Riley hit "Harper Valley PTA", Tammy Wynette's "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and her mentor Porter Wagoner's hit "The Carroll County Accident".
Parton would rerecord a slower tempo version of the title song for inclusion on her 1973 album My Tennessee Mountain Home.
The song "Don't Let it Trouble Your Mind" was covered by Rhiannon Giddens in 2015, appearing on her Tomorrow Is My Turn album.
All tracks written by Dolly Parton, except where noted.
|1.||"Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind"|| ||October 9, 1968||2:12|
|2.||"He's a Go-Getter"|| ||October 9, 1968||2:03|
|3.||"In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)"|| ||September 9, 1968||2:45|
|4.||"It's My Time"||John D. Loudermilk||September 10, 1968||2:37|
|5.||"Harper Valley PTA"||Tom T. Hall||September 9, 1968||3:10|
|6.||"Little Bird"|| ||September 10, 1968||1:44|
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