Since Helen Reddy, the artist who popularized this song, passed away last week, I thought today would be a perfect time to share it. After we moved to Sheridan, Wyoming, in 1973 when I was twelve, I took an interest in singing and accompanying myself on the piano. Having acquired Helen Reddy’s album with the same name as the song on cassette, I decided to learn this song.
After doing so one summer, the girls next door and I, along with my younger brother, put on a show in our living room, inviting the neighbors. I don’t remember too much about this event except that while I was playing and singing, my brother and the girls next door were serving food, either real or imaginary, on TV trays. I can tell you this much. Like my other performances as a kid, this one was fun.
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