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After the Ball (Dismantled Bride)

[ Roud 4859 ; Ballad Index SRW169 ; trad.]

Jon Boden sang After the Ball as the June 6, 2011 entry of Jon's project A Folk Song a Day. He commented in the blog:

I heard this off an old EFDSS cassette (same one I got I'd Like to Tell to You from). It’s another nice bit of folk surrealism.

Lyrics

After the ball was over
Suzie took out her glass eye,
Stood her false leg in the corner,
Corked up her bottle of dye.
Put her false teeth in the tumbler;
Stripped off her false nails and all.
And all that was left went to bye-bye,
After the ball.

Links

See also the Mudcat Café thread Lyr Add: After the Ball (was over)-parodies and the Musical Traditions' musing about False Parts.