O'Malley began his career in entertainment in 1925 as a recording artist and then as principal singer with Jack Hylton and his orchestra in the United Kingdom from 1930 to 1933. Known at that time as Pat O'Malley, he recorded more than four hundred popular songs of the day. He began a solo recording career in 1935 in parallel with his work with Hylton.
The song was first the A side recording with on the B side Somebody's daughter. Later on it was the B side of the record When the band goes marching.