John Jacob Niles (1892-1980) was an American singer, composer, and collector of folk songs. Go ‘Way From My Window was one of his first compositions, written in 1908 when he was just 16 years old, and working on his father’s farm. Inspired by a Negro worker, it was supposedly dedicated to a blond-haired, blue-eyed girl who snubbed his efforts. In 1930, Niles, by then a well-established musician, rearranged the song and gave its first successful public performance. Since then it has been sung again and again the world over. Here it has been arranged for a Low Voice (Alto or Bass) and Piano.