When George McCorkle wrote this song, he knew Charlie Daniels
was working on an album called Fire on the Mountain
, and was hoping Daniels would record it. Daniels liked the song and helped out by playing fiddle on the track, but he decided not to record it as he felt it didn't fit in with the rest of his album, which was released in 1974.
Daniels was a frequent Marshall Tucker collaborator, having been "blown away" by their performance when he first saw them onstage.