The opening two lines of this song were written by David Adshead, a former band-mate of David Singleton - although when Adshead was sent a finished copy of the album and told of his credit, he couldn't recall writing it. David Singleton used this long-forgotten incomplete fragment to write the rest of the song.
The idea behind the arrangement, with guitar by Horacio Pozzo, and brass by owes something to "Blue, Red and Grey" by The Who (ukulele and brass band), given a Vicarious twist.
David Scott, who sings Childhood Days, recorded a vocal for this song, but, as with "Inside My Head", the one used on the album is the original guide vocal by David Singleton. A whimsical way to close Songbook#1.
SONGBOOK#1 Special DVD Edition
Deluxe double digipak version of The Vicar’s Songbook#1. Includes a DVDA of the complete album in 5.1 surround sound, as acclaimed by Dolby laboratories, plus 36 video episodes of Vicar Chronicle The First : “The Mysterious Case of Billy’s G String”. Also fourteen track regular CD.
SONGBOOK#1 CD Edition
CD release of The Vicar Songbook#1. Fourteen songs with The Vicar's unique string and chamber arrangements, played by some of the world's outstanding musicians, and sung by invited guest singers
SONGBOOK#1 Digital Download
Digital download of The Vicar Songbook#1 - specially mastered at Hi Res for iTunes.