Manhattan, Kansas (song)

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"Manhattan, Kansas"
Single by Glen Campbell
B-side "Wayfarin' Stranger"
Released March 6, 1972
Genre Country
Length 2:39
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Joe Allen
Producer(s) Al DeLory
Glen Campbell singles chronology
"Oklahoma Sunday Morning"
"Manhattan, Kansas"
"I Will Never Pass This Way Again"

"Manhattan, Kansas" is a song written by Joe Allen and recorded by American country music artist Glen Campbell and released in March 1972 as a single. The song peaked at number 6 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[1]


The song's name refers to the city of Manhattan, Kansas, which in the song is the hometown of a young girl who has a baby after being used and abandoned by the baby's father. The song tells of her leaving town (to Denver), and washing dishes to support herself.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 6
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 14
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 6

Other versions of the song[edit]


  1. ^ "Glen Campbell singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 March 2011.