This song was written and recorded by a friend of mine from CT, Doug Lapham. Doug was a member of The Fabulous Farquarhs for many years, and is (sadly) only one of two original members remaining.
As I recall, he wrote the song shortly after either he or one of his bandmates had gotten divorced.
The Fabulous Farquahr's four members all took pseudonymous stage names, but three of them were actually brothers...Dennis (Condor), Frank (Flamingo)and Bobby McGowan (Hummingbird), along with Doug (Barnswallow).
They were a major hit act in the New England area back in the 70s, playing at clubs all up and down the CT, RI & MA coastlines, Cape Cod, Boston and NH & VT ski resorts.
A funny side story to this song: back in 1986, I had just moved to western CT, and went to see a local band called "Malone & Hutch" (Gerry Malone & Paul Hutchinson) who were playing at a nearby pub in Kent, CT.
Gerry, being the "frontman," asked if anyone in the audience had any requests.
Having seen The Fabulous Farquahr perform many times in Boston and Vermont (and knowing their song "My Eggs Don't Taste the Same Without You"), I wrote the name of the song on a napkin and sent it to the stage via the very pretty young waitresses waiting on me that night. When Gerry saw it, he was shocked to learn that someone in the audience knew the song, and demanded to know who had made the request! I identified myself, we met, and talked, and I just this minute got off the phone with him; still best of friends some 35 years later!
Ironically, although that was the ONLY gig Malone & Hutch ever did at that pub, "Hutch" ended up meeting, courting and marrying that pretty young waitress!!!!!
I was a tad disappointed that Jerry didn't credit the song, but perhaps he doesn't know.
If any of you have connections to him, could you forward this note to him so that he at least knows who wrote the song? Thanks.