The song was composed "Expressly for the Hearst San Francisco Relief Fund" after the earthquake and resulting fire that occurred in the city in April 1906. Ella Wheeler Wilcox wrote the lyrics and Francesco Fanciulli wrote the music.
This song, a collaborative work by Boykin and two other men, sets the representative's favorite saying to music. Boykin spoke, wrote, and shouted it, so it was appropriate for him to sing "Everything is made for love" as well.
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