Mickie Most was Lulu's producer at the time; he found this song for her when he solicited the songwriter Tony Hazzard, who wrote the Manfred Mann hit "Fox On The Run
" (when Most produced The Yardbirds, he had them cover another hit Hazzard wrote for Manfred Mann: "Ha Ha Said the Clown
"I wrote, demoed, and presented it to him within a week," Hazzard said in his Songfacts interview
. "He listened to half of it and said: 'It's a hit. We'll do it on Friday.'"