Van Morrison told Mojo November 2012 this was the first song that he ever wrote: "That was in Germany in '62," he explained. "I wrote some poetry before that but that was the first song I remember. It was pretty good. A country type thing. I was always messing around with it at rehearsals and one day the trumpet player said, 'What's that?' and I said, 'it's a song I'm working on,' and he said, 'We should do that.' That's how it started."