Lyrics:Betty Comden ,Adolph Green Music:Jule Styne
The song was publishe 1956.
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, and Doris Day's single stayed on the Billboard chart for 11 weeks in 1956. Shirley Bassey recorded the song for her first Columbia album "The Fabulous Shirley Bassey" (1959). Lesley Gore included a version of the song on her 1963 debut album, I'll Cry If I Want To.
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