This was written by Emmylou Harris
together with the Canadian Folk music duo Kate and Anna McGarrigle. Kate is the mother of Rufus and Martha Wainwright. The threesome also wrote "Sailing Round The Room" together on the same album. The McGarrigle sisters are friends of Emmylou. She told The Sun
June 6, 2008: "I just love them. I was a fan of their music first. I first brought them down to sing on Bluebird
(1989) and our friendship started there. When it was time to write more songs, I thought well, I'll just go up to Montreal. If nothing else, we'll have some nice conversation and sugar pie. They always buy me sugar pie."
Harris recorded a song about Kate called "Darlin' Kate
" in 2011.