Written in Woodbury, Connecticut, this piece was
published in 1954 and premiered by Leroy Anderson in his recording for
Decca.Said to be his most
popular song in England, it entered the UK chart in 1957 and appeared three
times that year reaching the positions of No. 28, No. 30 and No.24
"melancholy and slow paced" with a "sentimental and sweet" main theme, it
has been recorded as an instrumental and vocal piece, with the lyrics
written by Mitchell Parish.