because I am a sappy person and I am sick and I miss someone I thought I would sing a sappy song. i picked this one because it is sweet and because it only needs three chords and my ukulele hands are rusty.
it also has a verse that despite the historical dubiousness I read as a really lovely sentiment:
the secrets of your heart, dear love,
are the best of my good-will;
so let your body be where it might,
my heart is with you still.