Retro Single Review: Dolly Parton, "Traveling Man"

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+

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1 Comment

  1. 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…!”

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