Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1919

Comments

MacIntosh Collection

Artist: P. Caminoni Jr.

New York: M. Whitmark & Sons, (1919)

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[Verse 1]
Is the struggle and strife we find in this life
Really worth the while, after all?
I’ve been wishing today I could just run away,
Out where the west winds call.

[Refrain]
With someone life you, a pal good and true,
I’d like to leave it all behind, and go and find
Some place that’s known to God alone,
Just a spot to call our own.
We’ll find perfect peace,
Where joys never cease,
Out there beneath a kindly sky,
We’ll build a sweet little nest somewhere in the west,
And let the rest of the world go by.

[Verse 2]
Is the future to hold
Just struggles for gold
While the real world waits outside,
Away out on the breast
Of the wonderful West,
Across the great Divide?

[Chorus]

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