Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast

First recorded by Daniel Boone (UK #17/NZ #1 1971).
Other hit version by Wayne Newton (US #4/MOR #3/C&W #55 1972).

From the wiki: “‘Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast’ was written by Peter Callander and Geoff Stephens. Daniel Boone (‘Beautiful Sunday’) released the original version of the song as his debut single in 1971. It reached #1 in New Zealand and #17 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the featured track on his 1971 album, Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast. Wayne Newton recorded a cover of ‘Daddy’ in 1972 as a come-back single (having last charted Top 40 in 1965). Newton’s version reached #3 on the MOR chart, #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #55 on the Country chart in 1972.”

Wayne Newton, “Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast” (1972):

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