Don Covay wrote this song with John Berry; they were in a group together called The Rainbows. Berry and Covay teamed up to write songs that were recorded by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters ("The Continental Walk"), Solomon Burke ("I'm Hanging Up My Heart For You") and Steppenwolf ("Sookie Sookie
"). Both had solo careers as well, but were more accomplished as songwriters; Covay wrote "Chain Of Fools
" and "See Saw," both hits for Aretha Franklin.