Eliza Carthy sang and played her own composition accompanied by the Mondriaan String Quartet and Van Dyke Parks on her album Angels and Cigarettes. She commented in the record's sleeve notes:
The singing was done in January 1998, in Glasgow, when what's in the song was still felt. I forgive, I do. I don't know why it's important, it just is. Thanks, the people that could be arsed. Onwards and upwards...
Eliza recorded it again with the Oysterband in 2004 at The Big Session Vol. 1.