After The Ball

Album: I've Never Been to Me (1976)
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Songfacts®:

  • Charles K. Harris is credited with writing the first million seller - "After The Ball". This is not that song. This song - for want of a less printable word - was written by Ron Miller (1933-2007), who wrote the lyrics to "For Once In My Life".

    Hopefully, "After The Ball" was a once in a lifetime song, too:
    "You tell everybody that you made it
    Your life is an act, too bad they laid it!
    You turkey, you rat"

    Turkey is the operative word; the music is arguably even worse than the lyrics. It remains to be seen why Charlene recorded something as feeble as this, but it might explain why she remains a one hit wonder. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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