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Written by Sam Cooke in 1959.
* Barbara Campbell is the registered author to avoid having Specialty Records make the money for the song.
* It was probably written in Lou Rawls' parents' apartement in Chicago, maybe about Rawls' stepsister Marian, who turned sixteen in 1959 (source: You Send Me book)
* Peter Guralnick in the booklet for the CD Portrait Of A Legend says it was meant for Rawls' stepsister Eunice!
* The song was originally intened for a teenage actor named Steve Rowland, a friend of Ricky Nelson whose father was a B-movie director. The producers didn't like it so Sam recorded it himself (Portrait Of A Legend)
* Sam used the bridge for this song from Little things you do (Portrait Of A Legend)