Written-By – Potter, Lambert. Written-By – Moffatt. Producer – Mundell Lowe. Advance promo copy dated 7-1-72 (date of full release). Both songs from the soundtrack of the film 'Billy Jack'.
Ring Song" (Katy Moffatt) – 4:25. Thy Loving Hand" – 1:35. Say Goodbye 'Cause You're Leavin'" – 2:36. The Theme from Billy Jack" – 2:21. One Tin Soldier (End Title)" (Lambert, Potter) – 1:06.
One Tin Soldier" is a 1960s anti-war song written and originally recorded by the Canadian pop group The Original Caste, and was a success in Canada. When it was selected as the theme song for the 1971 film "Billy Jack," Jinx Dawson, lead singer of the American rock band Coven (who had one of the best sets of pipes around), was asked to sing it for the film
Billy Jack was first seen in the 1968 biker movie 'Born Losers,' but became widely known after 'Billy Jack,' the second of four films Laughlin made about him (only three made it to theaters). Billy Jack" was released in 1971 after a long struggle by Laughlin to gain control of the low-budget, self-financed movie, a model for guerrilla filmmaking. The film became a surprise hit and the theme song, "One Tin Soldier," was a hit single for the rock group Coven. Taylor was nominated for a Golden Globe for New Star of the Year in 1972.
The band released their first album, "Witchcraft Destroys Minds and Reaps Souls", in 1969 after signing a contract with Mercury Records in their own blood. Tom Laughlin (2) asked Jinx Dawson to record the "One Tin Soldier" song for his "Billy Jack" movie. It was written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, and originally released in 1969 by the Canadian group The Original Caste (
One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack)". from the album Original Sound Track Music from the Motion Picture "Billy Jack". I Think You Always Knew (The Theme from Billy Jack)". The full Coven band then re-recorded the song for their self-titled MGM album, which displayed the band members' whited-out faces on the cover, contrived again by the film's producer Tom Laughlin.