Ernest Roland Ball  (1878-1927)
Last updated: 31.05.22
According to the Internet source given below, Ernest Roland Ball was an American singer and songwriter born in Cleveland, Ohio. He best know as the composer of the music for the song When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1912) althoug not Irish himself.
He died just after walking off stage at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana, California while on tour with Ernie Ball and His Gang. The 1944 musical Irish Eyes Are Smiling told the story of his career.
Of ragtime interest is his Colonial Rag (1914), co-authoured by Julius Lenzberg and published by M. Witmark and Sons, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, USA.

Websites:
url15.gif Ernest Ball Biography by wikipedia.org.  
Ernest Roland Ball  (1878-1927) has at least 4 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
My Honey Moon
Music by: Ernest Roland Ball.
Words by: Edgar Keller
Publisher: F. B. Haviland Publishing Co. Inc.
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Printed: 1904. Sheet Music 5 pages.
When Sweet Marie Was Sweet Sixteen
Music by: Ernest Roland Ball.
Words by: Raymond Moore
Publisher: M. Witmark and Sons
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Printed: 1907. Sheet Music.
With All My Heart and Soul
Music by: Ernest Roland Ball.
Words by: J. Keirn Brennan
Publisher: M. Witmark and Sons
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Printed: 1918. Sheet Music 4 pages.
Your Love Means the World to Me
Music by: Ernest Roland Ball.
Words by: Leo J.Curley
Publisher: M. Witmark and Sons
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  Printed: 1910. Sheet Music 5 pages.
  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Good-Bye, Good Luck, God Bless You Edison Blue Amberol: 2991 Gladys Rice
W.V. Brunt
audioextmp315.gif Let the Rest of the World Go By Edison Blue Amberol: 3955 Marion Evelyn Cox
Harvey Hindermeyer
audioextmp315.gif My Heart Has Learned to Love You, Now Do Not Say Good Bye Edison Amberol: 554 J.B. Maxwell
audioextmp315.gif Till the Sands of the Desert Grow Cold Edison Blue Amberol: 1758 Donald Alexander Chalmers
audioextmp315.gif Till the Sands of the Desert Grow Cold Indestructible Record: 3308 Elsie West Baker
audioextmp315.gif When Sweet Marie Was Sweet Sixteen Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9826 F. Rose
audioextmp315.gif You're Making a Miser of Me Edison Blue Amberol: 3847 Gladys Rice
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Sprinkle Me With Kisses (1915) Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1912) Midi James Pitt-Payne
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Just For a Girl Ernest Roland Ball (music)
Ren Shields (words)
Charles Cherry (perf.)
 
url15.gif Let the Rest of the World Go By Ernest Roland Ball (music)
J. Keirn Brennan (words)
E.R. Ball (perf.)
 
url15.gif Will You Love Me in December As You Do in May? Ernest Roland Ball (music)
James J. Walker (words)
Janet Ellen (perf.)
 
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif All the World Will Be Jealous of Me E.R. Ball (music)
Al Dubin (words)
Piano, Voice Greer wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Dear Little Boy of Mine E.R. Ball (music)
J.K. Brennan (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif Dear Little Boy of Mine E.R. Ball (music)
J.K. Brennan (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Down the Trail to Home Sweet Home E.R. Ball (words & music) Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Good-Bye, Good Luck, God Bless You E.R. Ball (music)
J.K. Brennan (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif I'll Change the Shadows to Sunshine E.R. Ball (music)
Geo. Graff Jr. (words)
Jack Allman (perf.)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif I'll Forget You E.R. Ball (music)
Annelu Burns (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif If You'll Remember Me E.R. Ball (music)
Geo. Graff Jr. (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif In the Garden of My Heart E.R. Ball (music)
C. Roma (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif In the Garden of My Heart E.R. Ball (music)
C. Roma (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Just For a Girl E.R. Ball (music)
R. Shields (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif Let the Rest of the World Go By E.R. Ball (music)
J.K. Brennan (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif  Let the Rest of the World Go By E.R. Ball (music)
J.K. Brennan (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Let the Rest of the World Go By E.R. Ball (music)
J.K. Brennan (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Let the Rest of the World Go By E.R. Ball (music)
J.K. Brennan (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Little Bit of Heaven, A E.R. Ball (music)
J.K. Brennan (words)
C.C. Olcott (perf.)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Love Me and the World Is Mine E.R. Ball (music)
Dave Reed Jr. (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif My Heart Has Learned to Love You, Now Do Not Say Good Bye E.R. Ball (music)
Dave Reed (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif My Heart Has Learned to Love You, Now Do Not Say Good Bye E.R. Ball (music)
Dave Reed (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif She's the Daughter of Mother Machree E.R. Ball (music)
Jeff T. Nenarb (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Till the Sands of the Desert Grow Cold E.R. Ball (music)
George Graff Jr. (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif Till the Sands of the Desert Grow Cold E.R. Ball (music)
George Graff Jr. (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Till the Sands of the Desert Grow Cold E.R. Ball (music)
George Graff Jr. (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Time After Time E.R. Ball (music)
J.K. Brennan (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif To Have, to Hold, to Love E.R. Ball (music)
Darl MacBoyle (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif  To Have, to Hold, to Love E.R. Ball (music)
Darl MacBoyle (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif To the End of the World With You E.R. Ball (music)
Dave Reed Jr. (words)
George Graff Jr. (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Turn Back the Universe E.R. Ball (music)
J.K. Brennan (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif West of the Great Divide E.R. Ball (music)
George Whiting (words)
Alice Terry (perf.)
Conway Tearle (perf.)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Will You Love Me in December As You Do in May? E.R. Ball (music)
James J. Walker (words)
Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif With All My Heart and Soul E.R. Ball (music)
J.K. Brennan (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk wvicon.gif
  As performer        
pdf15.gif I Always Knew the Girl I'd Love, Would Be a Girl Like You (1912) G. Christie (music)
J.B. Walsh (words)
E.R. Ball (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif On a Good Old Time Straw Ride (1912) G. Christie (music)
Dave Reed (words)
E.R. Ball (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged by composer and contains 7 works performed by Ernest R. Ball who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg Let the Rest of the World Go By (1919) Ernest Roland Ball J.K. Brennan (words)
Marion Evelyn Cox (perf.)
Harvey Hindermeyer (perf.)
E.R. Ball (perf.)
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perf15.jpg I Always Knew the Girl I'd Love, Would Be a Girl Like You (1912) George Christie J. Brandon Walsh (words)
Maude Lambert (perf.)
E.R. Ball (perf.)
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perf15.jpg On a Good Old Time Straw Ride (1912) George Christie Dave Reed (words)
Byron George Harlan (perf.)
Maude Lambert (perf.)
E.R. Ball (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg That's What I Call A Good Time (1912) George Christie Ren Shields (words)
Maude Lambert (perf.)
E.R. Ball (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg At the 10 Cent Movie Show (1913) George Christie E.R. Ball (perf.)
perf15.jpg Black Diamond Rag (1912) Thomas Henry Lodge Maude Lambert (perf.)
E.R. Ball (perf.)
New York Military Band (perf.)
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 110 works by Ernest Roland Ball (1878-1927). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Zulu Hall of Fame, The 1902
In the Shade of the Pyramids - Song 1904 Cecil Mack (words)
M. Irwin (perf.)
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In the Shadow of the Pyramid 1904
My Honey Moon 1904 Edgar Keller (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Prettiest Gal in Borneo 1904 Maude Lambert (perf.)
Girl I Left in Boston Town, The 1905
Will You Love Me in December As You Do in May? 1905 James J. Walker (words)
Janet Ellen (perf.)
Morphy (perf.)
 Pub.
I Can't Help Thinking of You 1906
Love Me and the World Is Mine 1906 Dave Reed Jr. (words)  Pub.
Norma Darling 1906 Dave Reed (words)  Pub.
All the World Loves a Lover 1907 Geo. Graff Jr (words)  Pub.
As Long As the World Rolls On 1907 George Graff (words)  Pub.
I'd Live or I Would Die For You 1907 Dave Reed Jr. (words)  Pub.
My Dear 1907 Dave Reed Jr. (words)  Pub.
When Sweet Marie Was Sweet Sixteen 1907 Raymond Moore (words)
F. Rose (perf.)
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When the Birds in Georgia Sing of Tennessee 1907 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  Pub.
All For Love of You 1908 Dave Reed Jr. (words)  Pub.
If You'll Remember Me 1908 Geo. Graff Jr. (words)
C.C. Olcott (perf.)
 Pub.
In the Garden of My Heart 1908 Caro Roma (words)  Pub.
To the End of the World With You 1908 Dave Reed Jr. (words)
George Graff Jr. (words)
 Pub.
Who Knows? 1909 Paul L. Dunbar (words)  Pub.
Wild Rose 1909 C.C. Olcott (perf.)
You're Making a Miser of Me 1909 Al Dubin (words)
Gladys Rice (perf.)
Corinne Griffith (perf.)
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
I Love the Name of Mary 1910 Chauncey Olcott (co-author)
George Graff (words)
 Pub.
In the Sunshine of Your Love 1910 Chauncey Olcott (co-author)
Dave Reed (words)
 Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Just For a Girl 1910 Ren Shields (words)
Charles Cherry (perf.)
Billy Noble (perf.)
Jeanne Brooks (perf.)
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Mother Machree 1910 Chauncey Olcott (co-author)
Rida Johnson Young (words)
 Pub.
My Heart Has Learned to Love You, Now Do Not Say Good Bye 1910 Dave Reed (words)
J.B. Maxwell (perf.)
Fred Egener (perf.)
Jack Richards (perf.)
Frank Coombs (perf.)
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
Your Love Means the World to Me 1910 Leo J.Curley (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
Good-Bye My Love Good-Bye 1911 George Graff (words)  Pub.
Till the Sands of the Desert Grow Cold 1911 George Graff Jr. (words)
Donald Alexander Chalmers (perf.)
Elsie West Baker (perf.)
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
With the Twinkle in Her Eye 1911 Chauncey Olcott (words)
Louis Weslyn (words)
C.C. Olcott (perf.)
 Pub.
Calling of the Sea, The 1912 Chauncey Olcott (words)
Geo. Graff Jr. (words)
 Pub.
Down the Lane That Leads to Drowsyland 1912 Leo J. Curley (words)  Pub.
Kathleen Aroon 1912 Chauncey Olcot (words)
Louis Weslyn (words)
C.C. Olcott (perf.)
 Pub.
Lost Melody 1912
Rosebud 1912 Clarence Kolb (perf.)
Max Dill (perf.)
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 1912 Chauncey Olcott (words)
George Graff (words)
C.C. Olcott (perf.)
 Pub. audiomidi15.gif
I'll Change the Shadows to Sunshine 1913 Geo. Graff Jr. (words)
Maude Lambert (perf.)
Jack Allman (perf.)
 Pub.
Isle O' Dreams, The 1913 Chauncey Olcott (words)
George Graff Jr. (words)
 Pub.
Me Little Dudeen 1913
To Have, to Hold, to Love 1913 Darl MacBoyle (words)  Pub.
While the Rivers of Love Flow On 1913 George Graff (words)  Pub.
After the Roses Have Faded Away 1914 Bessie Buchanan (words)  Pub.
Broth of a Boy, A 1914 C.C. Olcott (perf.)
Colonial Rag 1914 J. Lenzberg (co-author)  Pub. youtube15.jpg
In the Garden of the Gods 1914 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
Irish Eyes of Love 1914 J. Edward Killalea (words)
C.C. Olcott (perf.)
 Pub.
Little Bit of Heaven, A 1914 J. Keirn Brennan (words)
C.C. Olcott (perf.)
 Pub.
You Planted a Rose in the Garden of Love 1914 J. Will Callahan (words)  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Heart of Paddy Whack, The 1915 C.C. Olcott (perf.)
Ireland Is Ireland to Me 1915 Fiske O'Hara (words)
J. Keirn Brennan (words)
Fiske O'Hara (perf.)
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Never Let Yourself Forget That You Are Irish Too! 1915
She's the Daughter of Mother Machree 1915 Jeff T. Nenarb (words)  Pub.
Sprinkle Me With Kisses 1915 Earl Carroll (words)
Evelyn Nesbit (perf.)
 Pub. audiomidi15.gif
That's How the Shannon Flows 1915 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
To the Lass We Love, a Toast! 1915 George MacFarlane (perf.)
You'll Be There 1915 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
For Dixie and Uncle Sam 1916 J. Keirn Brennan (words)
N. Bayes (perf.)
 Pub.
Good-Bye, Good Luck, God Bless You 1916 J. Keirn Brennan (words)
Gladys Rice (perf.)
W.V. Brunt (perf.)
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
I'm Coming Back to California That's Where I Belong 1916 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
I'm Going Back to California 1916 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
Ireland, the Footstool of God 1916 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
Story of Old Glory, the Flag We Love, The 1916 J. Will. Callahan (words)  Pub.
Turn Back the Universe 1916 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
You're the Best Little Mother That God Ever Made 1916 J Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
All the World Will Be Jealous of Me 1917 Al Dubin (words)
Ethel Grey Terry (perf.)
Robert Armstrong (perf.)
 Pub.
My Rosary For You 1917 Amy Ashmore Clarke (words)
My Sunshine Jane 1917 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
Somewhere in Ireland 1917 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
With All My Heart and Soul 1917 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  wvicon.gif
Would You Take Back the Love You Gave Me 1917 Al Dubin (words)  Pub.
You Brought Ireland Right Over to Me 1917 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
Because You Believe in Me 1918 J. Kearn Brennan (words)
Anita Stewart (perf.)
Earle Williams (perf.)
 Pub.
Dear Little Boy of Mine 1918 J. Keirn Brennan (words)
Ben Alexander (perf.)
 Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Goodbye, Mother Machree 1918 J. Keirn Brennan (words)
Jane Jennings (perf.)
Walter McGrail (perf.)
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I'm From Ohio 1918 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
One More Day 1918 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
You Can't Beat Us if It Takes Ten Million More 1918 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
Across the River of Love 1919 J.K. Brennan (words)
A. Gerber (words)
 Pub.
Don't Break My Heart With Good Bye 1919 Marvin Lee (words)  Pub.
I'll Miss You, Old Ireland 1919 C.C. Olcott (perf.)
Let the Rest of the World Go By 1919 J.K. Brennan (words)
Marion Evelyn Cox (perf.)
Harvey Hindermeyer (perf.)
E.R. Ball (perf.)
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
Macushla Asthore 1919 C.C. Olcott (perf.)
That's Why God Loves the Irish 1919
Tis an Irish Girl I Love and She's Just Like You 1919 C.C. Olcott (perf.)
Down the Trail to Home Sweet Home (w&m) 1920  Pub.
Laddie Buck of Mine 1920 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
Little Crumbs of Happiness 1920 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
Mother of Pearl 1920 Justin E. McCarthy (words)
George Graff Jr. (words)
 Pub.
Click of Her Little Brogans, The 1921 C.C. Olcott (perf.)
I'll Forget You 1921 Annelu Burns (words)  Pub.
Little Man 1921 Geo. Graff Jr (words)
Fiske O'Hara (perf.)
 Pub.
Time After Time 1921 J.K. Brennan (words)  Pub.
Down the Winding Road of Dreams 1922 Margaret Cantrell (words)  Pub.
Eternal Flame, The 1922 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
For the Sake of Auld Lang Syne 1922 Annelu Burns (words)
George Graff (words)
Shirley Mason (perf.)
 Pub.
Out There in the Sunshine With You 1923 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
Ten Thousand Years From Now 1923 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
Dear Little Home of My Dreams 1924 Wm. B. Davidson (words)  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Mother! O My Mother! 1924 Francesca Falk Miller (words)  wvicon.gif
West of the Great Divide 1924 George Whiting (words)
Alice Terry (perf.)
Conway Tearle (perf.)
 Pub.
After All It's You 1925 George Whiting (words)  Pub.
All the Luck in the World to You 1925 George Whiting (words)  Pub.
I Promise You 1925 Rosanna Bleeker (words)  Pub.
California My Homeland 1926 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
Let the End of the World Come Tomorrow 1926 Paul Cunningham (words)  Pub.
I'll Let the Whole World Know I Love You 1927 John McLaughlin (co-author)
J. Keirn Brennan (words)
 Pub.
Rose of Killarney 1927 William Davidson (words)  Pub.
Watching the World Go By 1927 J. Keirn Brennan (words)  Pub.
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Colonial Rag 3:03 Ragtime Dorian Henry