Mark Lindsay was the vocalist of Paul Revere and the Raiders, and he has released a number of solo albums over the years. A great vocalist, and a damn fine songwriter to boot. This is one of his original songs.
One of my favorite stories to relay about Mark involves an interview where he was asked which of the hits were difficult to record. He thought about it for a moment and said "None... of the hits were very difficult to make, and hearing myself say that out loud... Maybe that had something to do with them being hits!"