After The Ball waltz

Also known as After The Ball Is Over.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

After The Ball has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: After The Ball
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A6|B4 d2|B6|F6|A6|B4 d2|c6-|c6|
G6|A4 c2|f6|e6|e6|f4 e2|F6-|F6|
A6|B4 d2|B6|F6|f6|a4 g2|B6-|B6|
d6|e4 =f2|f6|A6|e6|c4 A2|d6-|d6||
d6|f4 d2|B6|F6|B6|B4 d2|A6-|A6|
B6|d4 B2|A6|d6|d4- dB|c4 d2|e6-|e6|
A6|B4 d2|B6|F6|f6|a4 g2|B6-|B6|
d6|e4 =f2|f6|A6|e6|c4 A2|d6-|d6||
"chorus"f2 a3 f|d4 B2|d6|A6|f2 a3 f|d4 B2|c6-|c6|
g2 b2 g2|f4 e2|^d6|e6|A2 c2 e2|a4 b2|f6-|f6|
f2 a3 f|d4 B2|d6|A6|B2 ^d2 f2|b4 f2|g6-|g6|
B2 c2 d2|e2 ^d2 e2|f6|A6|e6|c4- cA|d6-|d6||

Two comments

“After The Ball”

C: Charles K. Harris, 1891 - singing his song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIXGlQdTDKY


George J. Gaskin (1863-1920) is an Irish Tenor who was one of the first vocalists to make a recording with Edison Records. This is a recording of him singing “After The Ball” in 1893.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soxPknRyH-k


An Aunt & a Uke instead of an Uncle - Kathryn Burke Sings After the Ball
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA4_KG4WosQ


Skagen festival 2012 - The Black Family - After the ball
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxu8TIvv_KY


Wikipedia: After the Ball
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After_the_Ball_(song)

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5761/

“After the Ball” ~ the lyrics

Verses:
A little maiden climbed an old man’s knees—
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 will soon know;
List to the story, I’ll tell it all:
I believed her faithless after the ball."

Chorus:
After the ball is over, after the break of morn,
After the dancers’ 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.

Verses:
"Bright lights were flashing in the grand ballroom,
Softly the music playing sweet tunes.
There came my sweetheart, my love, my own,
‘I wish some water; leave me 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."

Chorus:
After the ball is over, after the break of morn,
After the dancers’ 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.

Verses:
"Long years have passed, child, I have 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 vain."

"One day a letter came from that man;
He was her brother, the letter ran.
That’s why I’m lonely, no home at all—
I broke her heart, pet, after the ball."

Chorus:
After the ball is over, after the break of morn,
After the dancers’ 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.