Music Hall songs like this one were part of the English culture, so it wasn't a stretch for Herman's Hermits to record it. "I have the original Harry Champion recording of that, on wire," Peter Noone said in his Songfacts interview
. "It's from a time when people were just lucky enough to be in the music business. If you were at my house you'd get Elizabeth Schwarzkopf and Fats Waller and a lot of that hymn stuff that my grandfather liked. Because of the BBC we were exposed to multiple types of music, and rock 'n' roll was only 30 minutes a day."