Who Sang The Party? Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton Just the Two of Us cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1968-9
length: 2:57
composer: Dolly Parton
lyricist: Dolly Parton

As we were dressing to go out our little girl and boy
Came in and asked if they could go this time
We told them little girls and boys don't belong at parties
And that they should be in bed asleep by nine
The babysitter came in then and we kissed the kids goodbye
And told them that we'd be home soon and told them not to cry
Then we left for the party like we'd so often done
Thinkin' only of ourselves and not our little ones
The party started out wild and it grew wilder as the night wore on
With drinking laughing teling dirty jokes nobody thinkin' of home
Then the stranger feeling came over me and it chilled me to the bones
And I told my wife that we'd better leave the party
Cause I felt that we were needed at home
As we rode along I got to thinking of how the kids that mornin'
Had asked if we would take them to church the next day
And how I'd put 'em off like I'd so often done
By sayin' we'd probably get home too late
Then my thoughts were interrupted by the sound of sirens
As they cut through the still night air
Then we turned down our street that's when we saw the fire
The rest was like a nightmare
We took their little bodies to church the next day
Though we'd left the party early we still got home too late

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Closer by the Hour
  • 2 I Washed My Face in the Morning Dew
  • 3 Jeannie’s Afraid of the Dark
  • 4 Holding on to Nothin’
  • 5 Slip Away Today
  • 6 The Dark End of the Street
  • 7 Just the Two of Us
  • 8 Afraid to Love Again
  • 9 We’ll Get Ahead Someday
  • 10 Somewhere Between
  • 11 The Party
  • 12 I Can