After The Ball

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Back To The Egg Official album.
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Lyrics

After the ball, after the ball
You were the one, out in the hall
You were the one, the one who would love me
After the ball

After the ball, after the ball
You were the one, out in the hall
You were the one, the one who'd love me
After the ball

Well I arrived, looked around
But the room was full of strangers
Nowhere was a friendly face to be found

Later on I awoke, but the party It was over
There you were Waiting to bring me round

After the ball, after the ball
You were the one, out in the hall
You were the one, the one who'd love me
After the ball

After the ball, after the ball
You were the one, out in the hall
You were the one, the one who'd love me
After the ball

Officially appears on


Back To The Egg

Official album • Released in 1979

4:01 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Organ, Tambourine
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar
Laurence Juber:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Mark Vigars:
Assistant engineer
Phil McDonald:
Engineer
Steve Holly:
Drums, Tambourine
Chris Thomas:
Producer

Session Recording:
September 11 to 29, 1978
Studio:
Lympne Castle, Kent

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Back To The Egg (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

4:01 • Studio versionA

Session Recording:
September 11 to 29, 1978
Studio:
Lympne Castle, Kent

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.12

Unofficial album

2:31 • Studio version


Eggs Up

Unofficial album

4:00 • Outtake


Rockestra Session

Unofficial album • Released in 1995

1:12 • Studio rehearsal • Video Outro


Oh, Mistake (Back To The Egg Outtakes)

Unofficial album • Released in 1997

3:55 • Studio version


Back To The Egg - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:00 • Studio versionA

Concerts where “After The Ball” has been played

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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