Made fast by a band,
or by chains or fetters;
obliged by moral ties;
About; on all sides; encircling; encompassing; as, a lambent flame around his brows.
~Webster's 1828 Dictionary~
Under question as to its authorship, this piece was written nearly one thousand years ago by a Jewish songwriter, and put on the score page by F.M. Lehman, a Gentile songwriter, in 1917.