“This song has been written for inclusion in a Nimbin musical production about the joys of smoking pot, so obviously the performance of this songs often caused a fuss with the conservatives.“ [The Bushwackers' liner notes]
It was first recorded in 1981 for the The Bushwackers album Faces in the Street which was produced by Trevor Lucas. A Trevor Lucas solo recording live at The Troubadour Cafe, South Melbourne, Australia in October 1984 is available on the cassette The Attic Tracks Vol. 2. He played it with Fairport live at Cropredy 1982, which was recorded on the cassette A.T. 2.