This song was written by Bob Stone and was originally titled, "Gypsys, Tramps and White Trash." Someone with a better ear for music suggested he change the title. And he did.
In 1971, Cher performed the song on The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.
You can hear this song and many others this month on Adventures in Vinyl. The episode can be heard at 11 am (ct) Saturdays and 4 pm (ct) on Sunday. It can also be heard throughout the week. Check the schedule here.
Adventures in Vinyl: The only radio show dedicated to the lost art of the K-Tel record compilation.