Song Details More songs by Chicago
Questions 67 and 68
Chicago1969Questions67 68Listen45
Can you tell me -- please don't tell me
It really doesn't matter anyhow
It's just that the thought of us so happy
Appears in my mind, as a beautifully mysterious thing
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 71 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1969
  • length: 5:03 - a shorter version (3:26) of the song charted in 1971 peaking at No. 24 on the Hot 100
  • from The Chicago Transit Authority's debut album, The Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
  • the first charted single on the Hot 100 by Chicago
  • lead vocals: bassist Peter Cetera and keyboardist Robert Lamm
  • Chicago Transit Authority:
         Peter Cetera - bass, vocals
         Terry Kath - guitar, vocals
         Robert Lamm - keyboard, vocals, maracas
         Lee Loughnane - trumpet, vocals, claves
         James Pankow - trombone, cowbell
         Walter Parazaider - woodwinds, vocals, tambourine
         Danny Seraphine - drums
  • written by Robert Lamm
  • produced by James William Guercio
  • brass arrangement by James Pankow
  • engineered by Fred Catero
  • recorded at Columbia Recording Studios New York, NY
  • Columbia Records label
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