Belle of the ball / by Chas. K. Harris
Harris, Chas. K. (Charles Kassell), 1864-1930. “Belle of the ball / by Chas. K. Harris.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 16 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/32964. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.
|Title||Belle of the ball / by Chas. K. Harris|
|Description||For voice and piano|
|From the music section, Chicago Examiner, Sunday, April 14, 1907, pp. 17-20|
|Creator||Harris, Chas. K. (Charles Kassell), 1864-1930|
|Publisher||New York : Chas. K. Harris|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: You ask me why I'm sad at heart you never hear me laugh|
|First line of chorus: Belle of the ball she was sweeter than all|
|Is Part Of||Sheet Music Collection, Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives, University Libraries, Bowling Green State University|
VERSE 01: You ask me why I’m sad at heart,/You never hear me laugh,/You ask me why my tears they fall, upon her photograph,/She was the belle of ev’ry ball,/All beauty and all grace,/Would you believe she could deceive,/With such an angel face?
VERSE 02: I’ll ne’er forget the ball that night,/My sweetheart was divine,/And as I kissed her dear sweet lips, she promised to be mine,/And then she danced with brother Ned,/Her eyes with love alight,/I heard her say “I love you best”/Which broke my heart that night.
CHORUS: Belle of the ball,/She was sweeter than all,/With a face as fair and nut brown hair,/The best of them all,/Hearts they did ache,/All for her sake,/How I loved her, love her still./The Belle of the ball./Ball.
|Original Format||1 score (4 unnumbered pages) 33 cm|