Hawkins was an enigmatic figure through the majority of his profession; he split his time between his embraced hometown of Venice Beach, California where he was a mainly anonymous street performer, and Europe, where he and his songs were much better known and well gotten in clubs and little auditorium.
This song was composed by Jesse Winchester. Born James Ridout Winchester; May 17, 1944 he is an artist and songwriter who was born and raised in the southern United States. To prevent the Vietnam War draft he moved to Canada in 1967, which is where and when he started his profession as a solo artist. His highest charting recordings were of his own tunes, “Yankee Lady” in 1970 and “Say What” in 1981. He became a Canadian resident in 1973, acquired amnesty in the U.S. in 1977 and resettled there in 2002.
Winchester is most likely most popular as a songwriter, with his works being tape-recorded by many noteworthy artists, including Patti Page, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett, Joan Baez, Anne Murray, Reba McEntire, The Everly Brothers and Emmylou Harris.A variety of these recordings have actually had success on various charts.