(Tony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford)
(Charisma CB GEN 1, 33rpm mono/stereo)( UK EP PS)
This is the B-side of the 1982 Genesis 3x3 EP which
reached No.10 in the UK Originally it had the working title
"Chunky" and started out as a much heavier guitar showcase. The liner notes of the EP explain
the song as "It became a bit
like the old West. Lyrically
that's every easy to write for.
Basically it's about life on a farm in the Midwest
in the 1880s. When mother
dies, the rest spread their wings and leave the homestead". It is said that this song does not
appear on an album due to the personal dislike of the song
* "Paperlate", "You Might Recall"
and "Me and Virgil" are the tracks on the Genesis 3x3 EP which had been left off the Abacab album, as it was felt they
didn't fit. It reached No.10
in the UK. The sleeve of it was designed to
resemble The Beatles Twist and Shout
Genesis 3x3 EP cover notes.