“A Thousand Miles Away” is a 1957 song recorded by the American doo-wop group The Heartbeats. The song reached #5 on the R&B Singles chart and #52 in the US on The Billboard Hot 100.
The song was written by James Sheppard and William H. Miller. Sheppard wrote the song after his ex-girlfriend moved away to Texas.
The Fleetwoods released a cover version of the song as well as the ‘new edition’ male vocal group. Wiki