Sir George Dyson, composer, teacher, organist and administrator was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England in 1883. Sir George was very committed to composing simple pieces for amateur musicians to perform and this
collection of three songs are a fine example. Dyson's texts were taken from the works of some of the greatest poets- John Bunyan, Shakespeare, Masefield, and in this case, Robert Herrick. The words are well set, the music sounds fresh and simple and the melodic lines are attractive.