to be confused with Neil Young's "Harvest Moon
", this much earlier song is a standard that first appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies
of 1908; the sheet music credits it words by Jack Norworth, music by Nora Bayes-Norworth, copyright Jerome H. Remick of New York and Detroit. It was published the same year in London, also, by Francis, Day & Hunter.
Nora Bayes (1880-1928) was a well known vaudeville star, and Jack Norworth (1879-1959) was the second of her five husbands! They married the same year it was debuted to great acclaim.