Retro Single Review: Dolly Parton, "Traveling Man"

by

May 28, 2012

1973 | Peak: #20

This could only be a country song.

Long story short, daughter's running around with a traveling salesman behind her mother's back.   Little does she know that mamma's running around with the same man.

Full of more country grammar than a Nelly record, Parton's 1973 re-recording of this Coat of Many Colors album cut is lighter and even more tongue-in-cheek than the 1971 original.

Written by Dolly Parton

Grade: B+

Next: If Teardrops Were Pennies (with Porter Wagoner)

Previous: We Found It (with Porter Wagoner)

zp8497586rq
zp8497586rq
Be Sociable, Share!

1 Comment

Category: Retro Single Reviews
Tags:

1 Comment so far

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

  1. Ben FosterNo Gravatar says:

    I like this song a lot, though I’m mostly familiar with the version from the Coat of Many Colors album. On that version, Dolly’s rant at the end sells it for me. I just love how she sounds royally ticked off when she sings “Well, that travelin’ man was a two-timin’ lover…!”

Leave a Comment




This site is using OpenAvatar based on

Writers

Latest Comments

Most Popular

Worth Reading

View Older Posts