Chart Position: 7

  • Written by Bobby Scott and Bobby Russell
  • Lead vocals: Allan Clarke
  • Keyboards: Elton John
  • Backing vocals: Terry Sylvester, Tony Hicks
  • Produced by Ron Richards
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • The song’s title is taken from the motto for Nebraska’s Boys Town
  • Bobby Russell was dying of cancer as he wrote this song
  • Originally recorded by Kelly Gordon (1969)
  • Also recorded by Neil Diamond (1970), Donny Hathaway (1971), Ruffin Brothers (1970), Glen Campbell (1971), Ramsey Lewis (1971), Cher (1971), Gladys Knight & Pips (1971), Johnny Mathis (1972), Olivia Newton-John (1976), Housemartins (1985), Al Green (1987), Bill Medley (1988), Rufus Wainwright (2001), Helmut Lotti (2003) and Barry Manilow (2007)


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