There’s a personal reason for remembering this particular song, but I won’t bore you with it. The music, however, is too good to keep secret:
Maxine Sullivan is all but forgotten these days, but was a great singer of the thirties and forties who made a successful comeback in the late sixties and seventies, singing better than ever. She was also a woman with a strong social conscience, devoting herself to community work and charitable activity in the Bronx, where she lived. The last picture you’ll see on this Youtube clip is of Maxine as a vivacious, smiling elderly lady, still full of music, laughter and humanity. She died in 1987.
Lee Wiley (another almost forgotten singer) also did a great version of this song, with (unlikely as it might seem), Eddie Condon and his gang.