Tammy Wynette – D-I-V-O-R-C-E


D-I-V-O-R-C-E” is a song written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman, and recorded by American country music artist Tammy Wynette. It was released in May 1968 as the first single and title track from the album D-I-V-O-R-C-E. Wynette’s version was a number one country hit in 1968 and earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female.

Recorded in 1968, “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” is a woman’s perspective on the impending collapse of her marriage. The song’s title is an old parenting trick of spelling out words mothers and fathers hope their young children will not understand, they (the children) being not yet able to spell or comprehend the word’s meaning. In this case, the soon-to-be-divorcee spells out words such as “divorce“, “Joe” (the name of the woman’s four-year-old son), “hell“, and “custody” to shield the young, carefree boy from the cruel, harsh realities of the world surrounding him and the ultimate breakup of his mother and father.

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