Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1909

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Ballad

Lyric by J. Keirn Brennan
Music by Ernest R. Ball

Illustration by P. Caminoni, Jr.

M. Witmark & Sons, New York

To Julie and Carrie

Copyright MCXIX by M. Witmark & Sons
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Lyrics

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

[REFRAIN]
With some one like 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?

[REFRAIN]

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