Perhaps the least satisfying Wagoner & Parton singles are the ones that fall in the “let’s pledge our true love” category.
This shouldn’t be a surprise. Stop and think about the very best solo songs by Parton and by Wagoner. How many of them are sweet love songs?
Nah, we’d all rather hear them hurtin’, bickerin’, losin’, and leavin’. Or even better, spinning a good third person yarn about characters even more outsized in personality than these two singers.
So this isn’t a bad song, but it simply doesn’t play to their strengths.
Written by Harlan Howard
Listen: Yours Love