Love and Music

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Love and Music
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 2, 1973
RecordedRCA Studio B, Nashville, 1973
ProducerBob Ferguson
Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton chronology
We Found It
Love and Music
Porter 'n' Dolly
Dolly Parton chronology
My Tennessee Mountain Home
Love and Music
Bubbling Over
Singles from Love and Music
  1. "If Teardrops Were Pennies"
    Released: June 11, 1973

Love and Music is the tenth collaborative studio album by Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton. It was released on July 2, 1973, by RCA Victor. It contains their top ten country single "If Teardrops Were Pennies". The album reached #8 on the U.S. country albums chart. The liner notes are written by Carl Butler and Pearl, writers of the song "If Teardrops Were Pennies", originally a hit in 1951 for Carl Smith.


Recording sessions for the album began at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee, on February 12 and 13, 1973. These two sessions yielded 7 of the albums ten tracks. Two more of the album's tracks were recorded during an April 9 session. "In the Presence of You" was recorded during a November 29, 1972 session for 1973's We Found It.

Track listing[edit]

Track listing, writing credits and track length adapted from LP sleeve.[1]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."If Teardrops Were Pennies"Carl ButlerFebruary 13, 19732:06
2."Sounds of Night"Porter WagonerApril 9, 19732:23
3."Laugh the Years Away"Howard TuckFebruary 12, 19731:59
4."You"Dolly PartonFebruary 13, 19732:20
5."Wasting Love"WagonerApril 9, 19731:47
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Come to Me"PartonFebruary 13, 19732:21
2."Love Is Out Tonight"
  • Wagoner
  • Tom Pick
February 13, 19732:39
3."In the Presence of You"WagonerNovember 29, 19722:47
4."I Get Lonesome by Myself"PartonFebruary 13, 19733:19
5."There'll Always Be Music"PartonFebruary 13, 19733:12