Cherry Hill Park

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For Billy Joe Royal's album of the same name, see Cherry Hill Park (album).
"Cherry Hill Park"
Single by Billy Joe Royal
from the album Cherry Hill Park
A-side "Helping Hand"
Released 1969
Genre Rock
Length 2:44 (single edit)
3:17 (alternate extended version)
Label Columbia Records 44902
Writer(s) Robert Nix, Billy Gilmore
Billy Joe Royal singles chronology
"Storybook Children"
(1968)
"Cherry Hill Park"
(1969)
"Every Night"
(1970)

"Cherry Hill Park" was written by Robert Nix and Billy Gilmore, and sung by Billy Joe Royal. The song was arranged by Buddy Buie, James Cobb, and Emory Gordy, Jr. and produced by Buddy Buie and Bill Lowery. It was a hit in 1969 reaching #15 on both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Cash Box chart. It came off his 1969 album Cherry Hill Park.

Content[edit]

The subject of the song is Mary Hill, a "girl" who has sexual liaisons with various "boys" at Cherry Hill Park (located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey[1]), as noted in the barely disguised double entendre lyrics. However, she "marries away" to a "man with money".

Mixes[edit]

Different mixes of this song exist, some with additional background vocals in the song's bridge, others in varying lengths, the longest version available being 3:17, with an extended finale running 33 seconds longer than the common single version.

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