Tammy Wynette – 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. The song was released in the UK in 1976, which made the Top 40.
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.
Tammy Wynette – I Don’t Wanna Play House
From the album Take Me to Your World / I Don’t Wanna Play House
B-side “Soakin’ Wet”
Released July 1967
Songwriter(s) Billy Sherrill Glenn Sutton
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill