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AFTER THE BALL [Waltz] by Chas. K. Harris 1919

AFTER THE BALL [Waltz] by Chas. K. Harris 1919


AFTER THE BALL. by CHAS. K. HARRIS, New York City, 1919.


Sheet Music

Vintage from the 1910s


"After the Ball" is a popular song written in 1891 by Charles K. Harris. The song is a classic waltz in 3/4 time. In the song, an uncle tells his niece why he has never married. He saw his sweetheart kissing another man at a ball, and he refused to listen to her explanation. Many years later, after the woman had died, he discovered that the man was her brother.


"After the Ball" became the most successful song of its era, which at that time was gauged by the sales of sheet music. In 1892, it sold over two million copies of sheet music. Its total sheet music sales exceed five million copies, making it the best seller in Tin Pan Alley's history.


The spine is neatly sewn. Owner name at cover  top and moderate generalized cover creases. About 12 x 9 with 5 pages.


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