In my short novel Circus, at Greenbaugh’s Majestic Circus, in the Colored Performers’ Dressing Tent, the guys, including the members of Greenbaugh’s Famous Darkie Orchestra, like to listen to Pops, this song in particular, on a portable Victrola, when getting ready for a show.

Life in the circus during the Depression was rough on everybody, but roughest on the performers of color.  Pops gave them courage and hope.