This song was written by Donovan Leitch. It was first recorded by him in 1965 and was released on his album Fairytale. It was later included on the 1966 EP Donovan and was released as a single in America in 1967. The song has also been recorded by Judy Collins and Marianne Faithfull among others. Paul McCartney picked the song for the compilation album Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury Groove in 2004.