Lily The Pink was written by John Gorman, Mike McCartney and Roger McGough. It was recorded by The Scaffold in 1968. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Norrie Paramor and Tim Rice. Paul McCartney was present at the recording session but did not perform on the recording. The recording features Jack Bruce on bass and Graham Nash, Elton John, and Tim Rice on backing vocals. Lily The Pink was released as a single in 1968 with Buttons Of Your Mind on the B-side. It reached number one on the UK Singles chart.