|"To Love a Child"|
|Single by Frank Sinatra|
|A-side||"To Love a Child"|
|B-side||"That's What God Looks Like to Me"|
|Recorded||Reprise Records, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California |
December 5, 1981
|Label|| Reprise |
|Songwriter(s)||Hal David, Joe Raposo|
|Frank Sinatra singles chronology|
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