Glen Campbell performs “Try A Little Kindness” Live performance at Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Reached #2 on the charts of U. S Hot Country Songs, remaining a total of 11 weeks on the charts . On December 6, 1969, it reached #1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. The song was included in Glen's sixteenth studio album, Try a Little Kindness (Capitol 1970)

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Try A Little Kindness:

Lp cover Glen Campbell ( capitol 1970 )
Lp cover Glen Campbell ( capitol 1970 )

“Try a Little Kindness” , a song written by Curt Sapaugh and Bobby Austin, was first recorded by Glen Campbell for the Capitol label on March 27, 1969, at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood, CA. With the production of Al De Lory, the song was released on October 11, 1969, and on November 29, 1969, reached #2 on the charts of U. S Hot Country Songs, remaining a total of 11 weeks on the charts . On December 6, 1969, it reached #1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts.

The song was included in Glen’s sixteenth studio album, Try a Little Kindness (Capitol 1970), the album was released in January 1970, and on March 7, 1970, reached # 4 on the US Top charts Country Albums, and remained a total of 18 weeks on the charts. The album was certified gold in the USA.



Some versions:
Wanda Jackson 1970 (Capitol Records)
Kenny Price 1970 (RCA)
Jack Greene 1970 (Decca)
Lynn Anderson 1970 (Columbia)
The Wilburn Brothers 1970 (Decca)
The Oak Ridge Boys 1970 (Heart Warming Records)
Kitty Wells 1971 (Decca)
Mickey Gilley 1978 (Checkmate)
Collin Raye 2013 (Cradle Concepts)
…. More than 30 versions …





Glen Campbell – Try A Little Kindness Lyrics

If you see your brother standing by the road
With a heavy load from the seeds he sowed
And if you see your sister falling by the way
Just stop and say you’re goin’ the wrong way
You’ve got to try a little kindness yes show a little kindness
Yes shine your light for everyone to see
And if you’ll try a little kindness and you’ll overlook the blindness
Of the narrow minded people on the narrow minded streets

Don’t walk around the down and out lend a helping hand instead of doubt
And the kindness that you show every day will help someone along their way
You’ve got to try a little kindness…
You’ve got to try a little kindness…

Single Glen Campbell ( Capitol 1969 )
Single Glen Campbell ( Capitol 1969 )

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