Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge brought Billy Swan a little RMI organ as a wedding present. Billy was fiddling around with it when the chorus "I can help" appeared and within a few minutes he had written the lyrics.
Suggestion credit: Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England
Swan often took his medium-sized dog to his recording sessions. While Swan was recording "I Can Help," the dog became playful and started tugging at Swan's pant leg. He finished the take - and earned the applause from the band mates that is heard at the end of the released song.
Swan wrote Clyde McPhatter's 1962 hit "Lover Please." He went on to write some popular Country songs, but this was his only hit as an artist.
Suggestion credit: Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for above 2