Ball, Ernest R.

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Ball, Ernest R. (b Cleveland, Ohio, 1878; d Santa Ana, Calif., 1927). Amer. popular composer, 3 of whose songs were in the regular repertory of John McCormack, namely Mother Machree (1910), When Irish Eyes are Smiling (1913), and A Little Bit of Heaven (1915). Wrote Let the Rest of the World go by in 1919.