“Touch Your Woman” is a song written and originally recorded by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. It was released on February 14, 1972 as the only single from the album of the same name. It provided a 1972 top-ten country single for her. A tranquil, slow-tempo ballad, the song differed from many of Parton’s other hits at the time, in that it was neither an upbeat, lilting country number, nor a nostalgic reminiscence of her rural childhood. “Touch Your Woman” reached number 6 on the U.S. country singles charts in March 1972, though a number of country radio stations refused to play it because they found it too sexually suggestive.
It has since been included in a number of Parton’s compilation albums, including Best of Dolly Parton, The RCA Years, and The Essential Dolly Parton.
From the album Touch Your Woman
B-side “Will He Be Waiting?”
Released February 14, 1972
Recorded December 14, 1971
Studio RCA Studio B (Nashville)
Label RCA Victor
Songwriter(s) Dolly Parton
Producer(s) Bob Ferguson