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  • #39 bestseller for 1971
  • Written by Bob Stone
  • Instruments: Wrecking Crew
  • Produced by Snuff Garrett
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • The original working title was Gypsies and White Trash
  • The line ‘picked up a boy just south of Mobile’  initially sounds preposterous but, in fact, there are several communities south of Mobile AL across Mobile Bay
  • Later recorded by Percy Faith (1972), Cilla Black, Ray Conniff (1972), Vikki Lawrence (1973) and Inkubus Sukkubus (2001)



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