Chart Position: 2

  • #12 bestseller for 1968
  • Won Song of the Year and best Country song Grammy awards (shared with Roger Miller)
  • Written by Bobby Russell
  • Produced by Jerry Fuller
  • Originally recorded by Roger Miller (1968)
  • This is O.C. Smith’s biggest hit single
  • O.C. Smith died in 2001
  • Also recorded by Burl Ives (1968), Tony Joe White (1968),  Frank Sinatra (1968), Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (1969), Dean Martin (1969), Temptations (1969), Peter Tosh & Wailers (1969), Ben E. King (1970), Tony Bennett (1970), Faron Young (1969), Vicki Lawrence (1973) and Louis Prima (1970)

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