From the recording The Girl I Left Behind Me

Lynn Smith was serenaded by friends with this 200-year-old British military tune as he boarded the train in Anderson, Indiana the summer of 1898 . Smith was going to the Klondike. One of the many young ladies who came to bid him good-bye remarked, "It is just too bad." Smith mined, was a jeweler, and finally a US Marshall in Fairbanks.