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Lyr Req: Let the Rest of the World Go By

JedMarum 15 Apr 01 - 11:08 AM
Musicman 15 Apr 01 - 11:34 AM
JedMarum 15 Apr 01 - 02:42 PM
Musicman 16 Apr 01 - 12:52 AM
Lyrical Lady 16 Apr 01 - 01:21 AM
SINSULL 16 Apr 01 - 02:27 PM
JedMarum 16 Apr 01 - 02:58 PM
DougR 17 Apr 01 - 12:25 AM
GUEST,dan evergreen 17 Apr 01 - 09:34 AM
GUEST,dan evergreen 17 Apr 01 - 09:38 AM
GUEST,Roy Germain 121 South West Highway, Waroona 26 Feb 10 - 11:04 AM
ClaireBear 26 Feb 10 - 12:59 PM
Leadfingers 26 Feb 10 - 01:26 PM
Artful Codger 26 Feb 10 - 04:09 PM
GUEST,Bob Coltman 26 Feb 10 - 05:07 PM
GUEST,leeneia 26 Feb 10 - 05:49 PM
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Subject: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: JedMarum
Date: 15 Apr 01 - 11:08 AM

Let the Rest of the World Go By

I found this great old song in the DT. It is one I used to sing with my grandmother, when I was small. I was surprised to see it had so few words. Does anyone have any info on this song? Where'd it come from? Who sang it?

Last night, I actually dreamed I was singing it with my grandmother. That's why I looked for it this morning. A great old tune!


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Subject: Lyr Add: LET THE REST OF THE WORLD GO BY^^
From: Musicman
Date: 15 Apr 01 - 11:34 AM

What you have there is just the chorus.....

The song was Written in 1919, J. Keirn Brennan and Ernest R. Ball.

The verses are:

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.

CHORUS: With someone 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.

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?

Melody is available if you want it.. pm me.... enjoy..

Musicman ^^


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Subject: RE: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: JedMarum
Date: 15 Apr 01 - 02:42 PM

Musicman - thanks kindly. Don't know if I recall the melody of the verse. It may come back, if I heard it. I'll send a PM.


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Subject: ADD Tune: Let the Rest of the World Go By ^^
From: Musicman
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 12:52 AM

k jed... here's melody and chorus in midi format.....

MIDI file: restwrld.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: Let the Rest of the World Go By
Text: By
Copyright:
Key: Ab
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Start
0000 1 68 110 0094 0 68 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 75 110 0336 0 75 000 0048 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 75 110 0336 0 75 000 0048 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 65 110 0336 0 65 000 0048 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 72 110 0736 0 72 000 0224 1 68 110 0094 0 68 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 75 110 0336 0 75 000 0048 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 67 110 0336 0 67 000 0048 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 70 110 0336 0 70 000 0048 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 70 110 0912 0 70 000 0048 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 70 110 0336 0 70 000 0048 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 70 110 0336 0 70 000 0048 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 70 110 0256 0 70 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 75 110 0336 0 75 000 0048 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 72 110 0256 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 68 110 0094 0 68 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 65 110 0336 0 65 000 0048 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 73 110 0336 0 73 000 0048 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 63 110 0336 0 63 000 0048 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 72 110 0528 0 72 000 0048 1 70 110 0336 0 70 000 0048 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0336 0 70 000 0048 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0336 0 67 000 0048 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 70 110 0336 0 70 000 0048 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 70 110 0336 0 70 000 0048 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 70 110 0336 0 70 000 0048 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 70 110 0256 0 70 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 75 110 0336 0 75 000 0048 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 72 110 0832 0 72 000 0032 1 63 110 0094 0 63 000 0002 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 63 110 0094 0 63 000 0002 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 70 110 0336 0 70 000 0048 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 70 110 0256 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 75 110 0336 0 75 000 0048 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 73 110 0336 0 73 000 0048 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 68 110 0912 0 68 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Let the Rest of the World Go By
M:3/4
Q:1/4=120
K:Ab
ABc2d2|=d2e4|e2A2B2|=B2c4|=Bce4|d2F4|d2c4|
-c6|A6|-ABc2d2|=d2e4|c=de2=d2|c2G4|A2B4|B2c4|
=B2B4|-B6|E6|-E2c4|c=Bc4|E2B4|B=AB4|E2B3=A|
Bce4|d2c3B|ABc4|A2F4|A2d4|F2E4|A2c4|-c2B4|
c2B4|F2G4|A2B4|=B2c4|c=Bc4|E2B4|B=AB4|E2B3=A|
Bce4|d2c4|-c5E|=DEc4|c=Bc4|E2B4|B=AB3B|=ABe4|
Bcd4|c2A4|-A11/2||

^^


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Subject: RE: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 01:21 AM

Thanks to you MM (and John) ... I've had this song stuck in my head for weeks ... so funny to see it a thread about it today! The lyrics take on more of a philosophical meaning when I see them in the written form....guess that's why I've been singing this song to my girls and driving them crazy! Thanks Paul.
Barb


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Subject: RE: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 02:27 PM

Jed, When I have a working mic, I will sing it for you on Paltalk. One of my favorites from childhood.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: JedMarum
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 02:58 PM

Thanks, Mary!


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Subject: RE: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: DougR
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 12:25 AM

Jed, this is a grand old song I hadn't thought of in years. Thanks for reminding me.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: GUEST,dan evergreen
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 09:34 AM


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Subject: RE: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: GUEST,dan evergreen
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 09:38 AM

Sorry about that. I was going to say; a beautiful instrumental rendition is on the soundtrack to "Out of Africa."


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Subject: RE: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: GUEST,Roy Germain 121 South West Highway, Waroona
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 11:04 AM

I wanted to see if your Verse to Let The Rest of The World go by is the same as I've always known and I received the correct words and to top it off, I didn't know the words to the second verse..... Well done.


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Subject: RE: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: ClaireBear
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 12:59 PM

I sing the chorus as a medley with the wonderful old Mexican song "Cancion Mixteca" (another song about not being where your heart's home is) -- in fact, it was my solo piece at my first Getaway. I wanted to bring something western to the Getaway scene, and to me those two songs are the spirit of the West that never was -- "The West if the Imagination," as PBS called it.

Cheers,
Claire


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Subject: RE: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 01:26 PM

here
Nine year old thread woken up ! Lyrics AND a Midi V


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Subject: RE: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: Artful Codger
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 04:09 PM

Original sheet music downloadable from the Levy site.


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Subject: RE: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 05:07 PM

This was my father's favorite song. In sentimental moments he would croon this, usually with a glass in his hand. It genuinely touched him. I like it too, though I suppose I'll never quite feel it like he did. A beautiful tune and lyrics.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 05:49 PM

There are a number of old songs whose verses have been forgotten while the chorus lives on. Right now, I can think of these:

The Band played on
Bicycle Built for Two
When Irish Eyes are Smiling.

The verses tend to be 'talky,' while the choruses lilt, and people just seem to like the choruses better. It might be an interesting project for a neurologist or musicologist to look into this further.

I like to sing 'Let the Rest of the World Go By' once in a while, so thanks for posting.


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Subject: RE: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 05:51 PM

Forgot to say - I have often wondered whether this song's reflects America's weariness after World War I and a longing to get away from it all.


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Subject: RE: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: ClaireBear
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 06:18 PM

That's certainly what my parents thought, Leeneia, and it was a song of their youth. In fact, I have always thought that song was one reason my father came to Cal for grad school, when his whole family and support system were in Nebraska.

C


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Subject: RE: Let the Rest of the World Go By
From: Artful Codger
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 07:06 PM

I've always felt the song was more concerned with escaping the bustle of city life and the claustrophobic feel of the East in general. The West was still becoming settled; most of the western states only entered the federation as states within the preceding 30 years (North and South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma, and only five years previously, New Mexico and Arizona). Even with the advent of the railroad lines, telegraph, radio and automobile roads, half the country was still a relative wilderness, where one could indeed hole oneself away from the world at large. Large areas of the western states remain sparsely inhabited even today; Wyoming, the tenth largest state in size, still has fewer than 550,000 inhabitants.


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