After The Ball waltz

Also known as After The Ball Is Over.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

After The Ball has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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One setting

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.