The Judds performs “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ol’ Days)” Live On That Nashville Music 1985.

It reached number # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, for a week, and it remained 20 weeks on the charts, also reached number # 1 on the lists of Canadian RPM Country Tracks. It was the sixth number one in the career of The Judds.

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Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ol’ Days):

Song written by Jamie O’Hara, was recorded by the duo The judds for the RCA / Curb label, recorded in May 1985, in Creative Workshop, 2804 Azalea Ave., Nashville, TN, in the recording of the album were accompanied by: Don Potter (guitar), Mark Casstevens (rhythm guitar & harmonica), Sonny Garrish (steel & dobro), Jack Williams (bass), Eddie Bayers (drums), Bobby Ogdin and Gene Sisk (piano) and David Schaufner (dulcimer & jew harp). With the production of Brent Maher, the song was released in January 1986. On May 10, 1986, it reached number # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, for a week, and it remained 20 weeks on the charts. And on May 24, 1986, it also reached number # 1 on the lists of Canadian RPM Country Tracks. It was the sixth number one in the career of The Judds. The members of Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 western songs of all time.

Lp cover The Judds ( MCA 1985 )
Lp cover The Judds ( MCA 1985 )

 

The song was included in The Judds’ second studio album, Rockin’ with the Rhythm (RCA 1985), the album was released on October 30, 1985, and on March 1, 1986, it reached number # 1 on the US lists Top Country Albums. The album has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales of 1 million copies.

 

It’s a song about the decline and abandonment of traditional values, the hectic lifestyle of everyday life, and how progressive is not positive. Values such as education, respect, humility, are lost in today’s society.

The Judds – Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ol’ Days)Lyrics

Grandpa
Tell me ’bout the good old days
Sometimes it feels like
This world’s gone crazy
Grandpa, take me back to yesterday
Where the line between right and wrong
Didn’t seem so hazy

Did lovers really fall in love to stay
Stand beside each other come what may
Was a promise really something people kept
Not just something they would say
Did families really bow their heads to pray
Did daddies really never go away
Whoa oh Grandpa
Tell me ’bout the good old days

[musical interlude]

Grandpa
Everything is changing fast
We call it progress
But I just don’t know
And Grandpa, let’s wander back into the past
And paint me a picture of long ago

Did lovers really fall in love to stay
Stand beside each other come what may
Was a promise really something people kept
Not just something they would say and then forget
Did families really bow their heads to pray
Did daddies really never go away
Whoa oh Grandpa
Tell me ’bout the good old days

Whoa oh Grandpa
Tell me ’bout the good ole days

[Musical interlude]
[Humming]

Single The Judds ( RCA 1986 )
Single The Judds ( RCA 1986 )

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