Earl Robinson wrote this influenced by Percy Grainger's "In a County Garden". (I might be wrong about this. It was a classical piece, however. Perhaps someone knows the correct title.)
The sentiment may be dated by today's cynical standards but the idea of racial equality is as valid as it ever was.
It moved a great many listeners in its day. Earl was a spokesperson for many who
believed in social justice. Today's narrow-minded don't have the capacity to appreciate
him. And yet they embrace the inane doggerel that passes for much songwriting these days.
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