"String Quartet from Whiskey Boot Hill" is an instrumental and is the first track on the second side of Neil Young's debut album. In that way, it mirrors the first track on the first side, "The Emperor Of Wyoming
Along with "I've Loved Her So Long" and "The Old Laughing Lady
" it's one of three tracks on the album that were produced and arranged by Jack Nitzsche, Ry Cooder, and Neil Young. All others were produced and arranged by David Briggs and Neil Young. This is also the only track on the album written by Nitzsche.