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It was recorded in April and released the following month as a single. It also features an Indian influence with the use of a tambura , a gift to Donovan from George Harrison , who also helped write the lyrics. The song may have been influenced by " Green Circles ", a psychedelic song by Small Faces. The similarity is in the melody of the descending verse, the strange vocal delivery, and the topic of being visited by an enlightened stranger. In , Donovan revealed that he had become friends with Small Faces in According to some sources, the song was written for the band Hurdy Gurdy which included Donovan's old friend and guitar mentor Mac MacLeod   with Donovan intending to be the producer , but the collaboration was cancelled due to creative disagreements, leading Donovan to record the song himself. There is some dispute regarding the musicians who performed on the song.