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Let The Rest Of The World Go By
Words by J. Keirn Brennan, Music by Ernest R. Ball - 1919
G                D7 G -                 D7 G
D7 - G -
-                 D7 G Bm   F#7   Bm -                Gm
D A7 D7 -
G - D7 -
- - G G7
C - G E7
A7 - D                A7 D7              D+
G - D7 -
- - B7 -                 G
- - D7 -
- - G -     (D7 to chorus)
12-beat intro.  Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in 3/4 waltz time.
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.

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.
Watch Katie Cavera and John Gill perform "Let The Rest Of The World Go By" (youtube)
Listen to Eddie Peabody play "Let The Rest Of The World Go By" on the Banjoline in 4/4 time (mp3)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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