This is a rocked up version of Henry Longfellow's Hiawatha story. Written by Glam Rock architects Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, the song was described in Bomp magazine as "a monument to ultracommercial rock & roll triviality."
This was the Sweet's sixth consecutive hit in the UK and the first on which the entire band was permitted to perform. Session musicians were used for their previous five.
On various TV shows and promotional appearances, Sweet would perform this song wearing ridiculous Indian costumes.