In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)

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In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)
Studio album by Dolly Parton
Released February 15, 1969 (1969-02-15)
Recorded December 1968–January 1969, RCA Studio "B", Nashville
Genre Country
Label RCA Records
Producer Bob Ferguson
Dolly Parton chronology
Just Because I'm a Woman
In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)
My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy
Singles from In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)
  1. "In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)"
    Released: November 16, 1968
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In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad) is the third solo studio album by Dolly Parton, released in February 1969.

Album information[edit]

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.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Dolly Parton unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Don't Let it Trouble Your Mind"
  2. "He's a Go Getter"
  3. "In the Good Old Days (When Times were Bad)"
  4. "It's My Time" (John D. Loudermilk)
  5. "Harper Valley PTA" (Tom T. Hall)
  6. "Little Bird"
  7. "Mine"
  8. "The Carroll County Accident" (Bob Ferguson)
  9. "Fresh Out of Forgiveness" (Bill Owens, Gene Gill)
  10. "Mama, Say a Prayer"
  11. "Always the First Time" (Joyce McCord)
  12. "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" (Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman)

Chart position[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
U.S. Top Country Albums 15

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