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    "After The Ball" Lyrics

    Julie London

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    Genre:Jazz, Pop
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    A little maiden climbed an old man's knee,
    Begged for a story, "Do, Uncle, please."
    Why are you single; Why live alone?
    Have you no babies, have you no home?"

    "I had a sweetheart, years, years ago:
    Where she is now, pet, you soon will know.
    List to the story, I'll tell it all.
    I believed her faithless, after the Ball."

    After the ball is over
    After the break of dawn
    After the dancer's leaving
    After the stars are gone
    Many a heart is aching
    If you could read them all
    Many the hopes that have vanished
    After the ball.

    Bright lights were flashing in the grand ballroom
    Softly the music, playing sweet tunes
    There came my sweetheart, my love, my own
    I wished some water, left her alone

    When I returned, dear, there stood a man
    Kissing my sweetheart, as lovers can
    Down fell the glass, pet, broken that's all
    Just as my heart was, after the ball

    After the ball is over
    After the break of dawn
    After the dancer's leaving
    After the stars are gone
    Many a heart is aching
    If you could read them all
    Many the hopes that have vanished
    After the ball.

    Long years have passed, child, I've never wed
    True to my lost love, though she is dead
    She tried to tell me, tried to explain
    I would not listen, pleadings were in vain

    One day a letter came from that man
    He was her brother, the letter ran
    That's why I'm lonely, not home at all
    I broke her heart, After the ball

    After the ball is over
    After the break of dawn
    After the dancer's leaving
    After the stars are gone
    Many a heart is aching
    If you could read them all
    Many the hopes that have vanished
    After the ball.

    After the ball is over
    After the break of dawn
    After the dancer's leaving
    After the stars are gone
    Many a heart is aching
    If you could read them all
    Many the hopes that have vanished
    After the ball.
    This song was submitted on September 26th, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Downtown Music Publishing.
    Written by Charles K Harris.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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