The Party’s Over

Bells Are Ringing

PROFILE
Composer Jule Styne
Lyricists Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Year Written 1956
About The Party’s Over
“The Party’s Over” is one of the hit songs from the 1956 musical Bells Are Ringing. The song was introduced by Judy Holliday, who won the Tony award for her performance.

Lyrics

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 the masquerade
Just make your mind up the piper must be paid

The party’s over
The candles flicker and dim
You danced and dreamed through the night
It seemed to be right just being with him
Now you must wake up, all dreams must end
Take off your makeup, the party’s over
It’s all over, my friend

Now you must wake up, all dreams must end
Take off your makeup, the party’s over
It’s all over, my friend

Session / Album Information

1958

The Party’s Over was recorded on November 4, 1958 and was released in 1959 on the album Hometown, My Town. It was arranged by Ralph Burns.

This recording was also released on:

  • 1959: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1301 — Hometown, My Town
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″ (Stereo): CS 8563 — Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1763 — Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits
  • 1973: Columbia LP 12″: C 32239 — Sunrise, Sunset
  • 2006: RPM/Columbia/Legacy CD: 84786 — Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits Of The ’50s
  • 2011: Disc #15 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874603-JK15) Hometown, My Town
  • 2011: Disc #21 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK21) Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits
  • 2011: Disc #48 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK47) Sunrise, Sunset

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