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I Don't Wanna Play House

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B-side  "Soakin' Wet"
Genre  Country
Label  Epic
Released  July 1967
Length  2:38
Writer(s)  Billy Sherrill Glenn Sutton

"I Don't Wanna Play House" is a song written by Billy Sherrill and Glenn Sutton. In 1967, the song was Tammy Wynette's first number one country song as a solo artist. "I Don't Wanna Play House" spent three weeks at the top spot and a total of eighteen weeks on the chart. The recording earned Wynette the 1968 Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

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In the song, the narrator, a young mother whose husband has left her, overhears her daughter describing to a neighbor boy their broken home, and informing him that she doesn't want to play house since, after observing her parents' troubles, she knows that it cannot be fun.

Cover Versions

Connie Francis released a cover version of the song in August 1968. It peaked at # 40 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Charts. Lynn Anderson covered the song in 1970 on her album Rose Garden.

Loretta Lynn covered the song on her 1968 album, Fist City.

Barbara Ray recorded a version that was a top 10 hit in Australia in 1973. It was ranked as the No. 2 song for that year in Australia.

References

I Don't Wanna Play House Wikipedia


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