Chart Position: 1

  • Originally recorded by Harry Champion (1911)
  • Written by Fred Murray and R.P. Weston
  • Lead vocals: Peter Noone
  • Guitar: Derek Lekenby
  • Produced by Mickie Most
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • This was the fastest selling single up to that time (1965)
  • Although the song has three verses, Herman’s Hermits repeated one verse three times because it was the only verse they knew
  • Also recorded by Stanley Holloway (1958), Joe Brown (1961), Chords (1965), Bobby Vinton w/Village Stompers (1966), Chipmunks (1965), Corsaires (1966), Merv Griffin & Arthur Treacher (1966), Connie Francis (1967), Mr. Miller & Blues Notes (1966), Danny La Rue (1970), Tommy Trinder (1974), Henry Cooper (1979), Banana Erectors (1999), Ray Stevens (2012) and many others

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