Co-written by lyricist Jack Yellen (of "My Yiddishe Momme
" fame) and George. W. Meyer and Abe Olman (who supplied the music), this is a novelty song from World War I - the Great War as it was then known. Copyright 1919 by Leo. Feist Inc, New York, it retailed for 15c.
Although written about a soldier who returns home after a two month stint in Paris, according to the Melbourne correspondent of the London Times
, it was sung on the arrival of Amy Johnson
in Australia after her record breaking flight of May 1930.
Alexander Baron - London, England