A Perfect Day was composed by the American songwriter Carrie Jacobs-Bond in 1909. It was phenomenally successful, and the sheet music sold over five million copies. Jacobs-Bond was also an accomplished artist; she illustrated the covers of her song book collections. A Perfect Day became her most requested song when she entertained troops at U.S. Army camps during the First World War. This arrangement remains quite faithful to the original piano version. As such, it does present some right hand challenges, and most bars are split into three voices. With careful practice and attention to fingering, a legato effect can be achieved on the guitar.