Chart Position: 10

  • Lead vocals: Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley
  • Written by Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley
  • Guitar: Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley
  • Keyboards: Mark Naftalin
  • Produced by Nick Gravanites
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • This is Brewer & Shipley’s biggest hit single
  • Despite the drug references in the song’s title, bandleader Lawrence Welk called the song a ‘spiritual’ when his singers performed it on Welk’s TV variety show
  • Later recorded by Jeannie C. Riley (1971), Freddy Weller (1971), Links (1973) and Storyhill (2005)

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