According to songwriter Bob Gaudio, this was inspired by a dirty-faced girl who cleaned the windshield of his car for change. When Gaudio reached into his wallet, all he had were notes, none smaller than $20. He gave the girl a twenty dollar bill. Her astonishment stayed in Gaudio’s mind as he approached the recording studio. “Rag Doll”, with a few tweaks by Bob Crewe, was the result. A great story to tell just before you perform this melodic piece (especially effective when accompanied by guitar).