This tune is based on a choral version that Grainger wrote in 1928. In composing it, he said, "I had wished to voice Australian up-country feeling as Stephen Foster had with American country-side feelings in his songs." It was first sung at his wedding in August 1928 at the Hollywood Bowl. --James Huff 05:54, 23 November 2008 (UTC) (from the program notes of The Claremont Winds, submitted with permission)