Son of a Preacher Man peaked at no 5 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 12 February 1969.
This song is about a young girl who sneaks away with the preacher’s son every time his dad comes to visit. This “Son of a Preacher Man” woos her and teaches her about love. He is the only boy she has ever loved.
This was written by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins, and was originally offered to Aretha Franklin (who is a preacher’s daughter) but she turned it down because she thought it was disrespectful. She subsequently changed her mind and did a cover version of it.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/dusty-springfield/son-of-a-preacher-man
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