This song was written by Mott The Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs on demand and under the severest of pressure, and recorded in September 1969. It is a fantasy ode to a lady of the road from a self-proclaimed Rock star.
In the band's official biography, Ralphs says: "It was a fictitious story, written about being on the road in America." At this time, the band hadn't even performed live.
This was released as a single on November 1, 1969; the B-side was "Road To Birmingham," although in the USA, it was released with a different B-side: "Backsliding Fearlessly."
Suggestion credit: Alexander Baron - London, England, for all above
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