About the song
"The Party's Over" is a popular song composed by Jule Styne with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It was introduced in the 1956 musical comedy Bells Are Ringing by Judy Holliday. Nat King Cole, Smoking Popes and Lonnie Donegan recorded popular versions. Shirley Bassey recorded the song for her first Columbia album "The Fabulous Shirley Bassey" (1958). Lesley Gore included a version of the song on her 1963 debut album, I'll Cry If I Want To.
Anthony James "Lonnie" Donegan
29 April 1931 – 3
November 2002 was a skiffle musician (Skiffle is a type of popular music with
jazz, blues, folk, roots and country influences), with more than 20 UK Top 30
hits to his name. He is known as the "King of Skiffle" and is often
cited as a large influence on the generation of British musicians who became
famous in the 1960s. The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums
states Donegan was " 's
most successful and influential recording artist before The Beatles. He chalked
up 24 successive Top 30 hits, and was the first Britain male
to score two U.S. Top 10s". UK
The party's over
Oh my friend...
The party's over, it's time to call it a day.
They've burst your pretty balloon and taken the moon away.
It's time to wind up this masquerade.
So make your mind up the piper must be paid.
The party's over.
The candles flicker and dim.
You danced the whole of the night,
It seemed to be right just being with him.
Now you must wake up, all your dreams must end.
Take off your make up, the party's over.
It's all over, my friend.
To be continued.