- Ball, Ernest R. (music); Dubin, Al. (lyric)
All the World Will Be Jealous of Me.
M. Witmark & Sons,, New York, 1917, Wraps, , , Good
Wear, some short tears. Good. 10.5 X 13 inches. Ethel Gray Terry and Robert Armstrong hand-colored photo.Ballad for voice and piano. ''The roses all envy the bloom on your cheek, and the sun even envies your smile.''
BALLAD OF AN OLD PINE.
Oh for the old days, when along My boughs a lively color sped, While spring-time birds returned with song— Blue birds and red. Bright are the blossom-tinted hills In violet and cerulean lights; Into the vale a luster spills From fervent heights. Marvels of crystal from the sky Have plashed on greening fields and broke To daisies, and from out them fly A fairy folk— Pale butterflies of gold that seem At revel on the lilting wing To music fancied in the dream Of waking spring. Ho, stripling, tasseled out in green And bending in your gallant pride To budding beauties all in sheen On yonder side, You yet shall stand gray and alone, Hushed all your rapturous vernal lays. 0 nature, nature, heart of stone, Give back my days— Give back my glory and life’s charms; Give back the majesty of form; Give back the strength of lusty arms To play with storm. Vain, vain my cry. Then be it so. I yield—(but oh, the sweet spring’s breath!) Come quickly—strike and lay me low, Triumphant Death.John Henry Boner [1845-1903]