The verso of this score bears an inscription from the composer to Ellington dated 1970/07/04. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Life on its way is contained in one folder consisting of 1 one page piano vocal score in C Major concert (?) -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Lacy?).
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Life on its way returns into a mist ...". -- from the Duke Ellington Library.