John Martyn was invited by Island founder Chris Blackwell to Jamaica where he met the legendary Dub producer Lee "Scratch" Perry. This lighthearted tune was written by Martyn with the legendary dub producer. He told Uncut
magazine the story behind the song: "I was having breakfast with Chris Blackwell and Lee Perry, and we had this tea set and all the cups were little pigs and horses with legs. And Scratch is going, Boy, look at the muff on that!, looking at this horse. Now put this with the pig, see? Now boy, this is one big muff! And he was going on about his big muff, and how it was going to get away with the powder puff and everything. That guy's sense of humor is in the song. Its silly, Jamaican silly."
DeeTheWriter - Saint Petersburg, Russia Federation