The song sees Dylan dueting with Emmylou Harris
, who also sung backing vocals on several other Desire
tracks. The Country singer-songwriter was just beginning to break through into the big time when she collaborated with the folk legend. In fact after she's completed her sessions, Harris went back to working on her own album Elite Hotel
, for which she subsequently won a Grammy. In a 2010 interview with Gibson.com
, she recalled that Dylan didn't actually know who she was. Said Harris: "There was a fellow at Columbia that was a fan, who was like an executive producer, and I think Dylan told him 'I need a girl singer.' Don DeVito was his name and I got a call that Dylan wants you to sing, but that wasn't true because he just wanted a girl singer. I mean we basically shook hands and started recording. I didn't know the songs, the lyrics were in front of me, and the band would start playing and he would kind of poke me when he wanted me to jump in. Somehow I watched his mouth with one eye and the lyrics with the other. You couldn't fix anything. What happened in a moment was on the record."