This song was written by Robbie Robertson in 1969. It was first recorded by The Band. It was first released on their 1969 album The Band. It was later released as a single with The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down on the B-side. The single reached number twenty-five on the Billboard chart but failed to chart in the UK. The song was part of the repertoire of Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band and was sung by Levon Helm.