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Album: Every Picture Tells a StoryReleased: 1971
Rod Stewart composed and sang this ballad, which was sung from the point of view of an aging farmer husband. The song is a tribute to his loyal wife who stays by his side during a horrendous winter on the farm.
Ray Jackson of the British folk/rock group Lindisfarne played the mandolin on this track. Stewart forgot Jackson's name and referred to him as "the mandolin player in Lindisfarne" on the sleeve credits.
This was the only track on Every Picture Tells a Story, that Stewart composed by himself. He also penned the title track with Ronnie Wood.