The song includes the line: "Did you see Bob Dylan? He was singing for the Pope".
Rafferty said that back at his hotel he turned on the TV to find Dylan giving a concert in Vatican Square; he was dressed like a cowboy. On another channel was an elderly Pope who looked like he was asleep in his chair. Rafferty found the juxtaposition hilarious. Dylan actually performed for the Pope at Bologna in 1997.
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