Jim Stafford – Wildwood Weed, is a 1974 hit song written by Don Bowman and recorded by Jim Stafford. It was the fourth of four U.S. Top 40 singles from his eponymous debut album. Musically, the song takes its inspiration from The Carter Family’s instrumental recording “Wildwood Flower”. The lyrics in the verses are spoken, rather than sung.
Jim Stafford – Wildwood Weed, reached number seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, number five on Cash Box and number three on the Canadian pop singles chart. It was a crossover hit onto the Adult Contemporary charts of both nations (reaching number two in Canada), as well as the U.S. Country chart.
Jim Stafford – Wildwood Weed
From the album Jim Stafford
B-side “The Last Chant”
Released July 1974
Label MGM Records
Songwriter(s) Don Bowman
Producer(s) P. Gernhard and Roland Kent LaVoie