Written by session guitarist Bill Parkinson, this was a massive hit worldwide, and rightly so, being recorded in every language from French to Japanese. Parkinson wrote it about/for his own mother, who, he told this website, was always "a bit coy" about the song.
In English, it was also recorded by Little Jimmy Osmond, as the B-side of "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
." In French, it is known as "Maman Chérie
," and the best known recording was by the youthful René Simard.
Alexander Baron - London, England