The haunting melody, that forms the chorus of this song, started life in 1892 as an Andantino for organ by Edwin Henry Lemare. Its opening phrase had an even earlier birth, however, bearing as it does an uncanny resemblance to that of the Adagio of Mozart's Hunt quartet. This may explain the arranger Bill Thorp's musical treatment, his original marking "in hot pursuit", and the dedication to the celebrated Pizza Express quartet at Dean Street, Soho, London; for in medieval times this area was farming and hunting land, its name deriving from the old hunting cry of "So-ho!"
Review: "A clever arrangement of a well know tune from the talented pen of Bill Thorp. Originally made for the practical reason of having new and interesting music for regular dates in some of London's famour pizza parlours, the arrangements are also suitable for concerts, encores, or just enjoyment. For schools, studios, professionals." - New Issues October 1994