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This song is based on a simple E/G/A chord progression.
Floyd Jones and Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson wrote this song. Wilson played on this a drone instrument, which gave the song a psychedelic feel. Wilson had gained a knowledge of Eastern music after studying the Veena (an Indian stringed instrument) while at UCLA.
Kate Meluia covered this song on her 2005 album Piece by Piece. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
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