"Grace Darling" was recorded at Charterhouse School, and features its organ. To promote the single, Dave tells us in the sleeve notes to the 1998 CD re-issue of Ghosts, they recorded a promotional video on board a lifeboat (the video hasn't survived, but a few of the stills have).
The song was re-recorded with French lyrics as "Cherie Je T'Aime", principally to please the Strawbs' French Canadian fans and backed with instrumental "Heroine" (aka "Heroine's Theme")(see below).
There was a promotional version, giving the release date as 1 Nov 1974.
The B-side was a Rod Coombes song which didn't make the album. Entitled "Changes Arranges" on the 45, the 1998 CD re-issue of Ghosts restored the song's apparently correct title "Changes Arrange Us".
UK promo releases
A&M were getting slightly cheaper - instead of a promo sleeve like the old days, this came with a typed insert.
White label test pressing
Also in my collection, a white label test copy.
Canadian ("Cherie Je T'Aime") promo release
This was the re-recorded French version of "Grace Darling" produced for the French Canadian market by A&M Canada. Thanks to Marc Moreau for the promo and the info.
The French lyrics are included in Dave Cousins' poetry collection "The Bruising Of Hearts, The Losing Of Races".
Canadian Release copy
Thanks to Pierre Alexander Tremblay for the photocopy of the full release.