Originally uploaded to YouTube by Peter Doherty as a solo acoustic demo back in February 2015, the song now has a completely new chorus written by Carl Barat to replace the original that Doherty had borrowed from The Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go
" and The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
"Songs like 'The Milkman's Horse' I thought were finished," Doherty told NME
. "Then I'd give them to Carl and the pressure was on him to make them better."
"He really had to go all guns blazing, because there's no point changing something unless you're improving it," he added. "He really did us proud. He gave it a whopping great chorus, better than the Supremes rip-off it had before."