Music by British composer/pianist/organist Easthope Martin(1882-1925), words by Helen Taylor, 1917. Martin was prominently known during his brief lifetime for numerous organ recordings for the Aeolian company.
"Narcissus" (1891), by American pianist/composer Ethelbert Nevin (1862-1901), #4 of 5 piano solos entitled "Water Scenes." Immediately popular and a light, humorous, familiar standard ever since. Nevin is also the composer of 2 other Victorian standards: "The Rosary" and "Mighty Lak' A Rose."
1917 Tin Pan Alley standard. Music by Theodore Morse(1873-1924)borrowing directly from Sir Arthur Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance"(1879), lyrics by D.A. Esrom, pseudonym for Theodora Morse(1890-1953), wife of Theodore Morse. Ms. Morse also contributed lyrics to "Wonderful One," "Siboney," and "Three O'clock In The Morning."