Walk a Mile in My Shoes

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For the Elvis Presley box set, see Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The Essential '70s Masters.
"Walk A Mile In My Shoes"
Joe South "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" cover.jpg
Single by Joe South
from the album Don't It Make You Want To Go Home
B-side "Shelter"
Released December 1969
Recorded 1969, Atlanta, GA
Genre Rock
Length 3:42
Label Capitol 2704
Writer(s) Joe South
Producer(s) Joe South
Joe South singles chronology
"Don't It Make You Want To Go Home"
"Walk A Mile In My Shoes"

"Walk a Mile in My Shoes" is a song written by Joe South, who had a hit with it in 1970. South was also producer and arranger of the track, and of its B-side, "Shelter". The single was credited to "Joe South and the Believers"; the Believers included his brother Tommy South and his sister-in-law Barbara South. Its highest position on the Billboard Hot 100 was #12, which was also its highest position in the Cashbox chart. It also reached highs of #56 country and #3 Adult Contemporary in Billboard, and made #10 in the RPM chart in Canada. It was South's second and final record to reach the top 20 of the Billboard chart.

The song concerns racial tolerance and the need for perspective and compassion.

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