Original version Edit
- Composed by: Bob Marley
- Lyrics by: Bob Marley
- Produced by: Bob Marley & The Wailers
- Year: recorded in August/September 1975, released 1976
- Length: 3:48
- Musical key: F sharp minor/A major
- Recorded at: Harry J. Studios, Kingston, Jamaica
- Mixed at: Criteria Studios, Miami, FL (USA) by Aston "Familyman" Barrett and Chris Blackwell
- Released on following albums: Rastaman Vibration (1976)
- Released on following compilations: Songs Of Freedom (2001)
- Period of performances: 1976
Alternate mix Edit
- same info as the original version, only 3:40 min long and some different mixing
- released on Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition, 2002)
1999 remixed version Edit
- remixed and overdubbed for the Chant Down Babylon album
- additional lineup:
Live performances Edit
- 1976-04-23: Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA (USA)
- 1976-04-30 (early): Beacon Theater, New York City, NY (USA)
- 1976-04-30 (late): Beacon Theater, New York City, NY (USA)
- 1976-05-01 (early): Beacon Theater, New York City, NY (USA)
- 1976-05-05 (late): Convocation Hall, Toronto, ON (CAN)
Rehearsal performances Edit
- the song was credited to Rita Marley.
- it is said this song was about Trevor Wilson, the younger brother of Delroy Wilson.
- Bunny Wailer did a re-cut of this song in 1977, entitled Johnny Too Bad.
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