AT THE DEVIL'S BALL.
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Published 1913 by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.


[Verse 1]
I had a dream, last night,
That filled me full of fright:
I dreamt that I was with the Devil, below,
In his great big fiery hall,

Where the Devil was giving a Ball.
I checked my coat and hat And started gazing at,
The merry crowd that came to witness the show;
And I must confess to you,
There were many there I knew.

[Chorus]
At the Devil's Ball, At the Devil's Ball,
I saw the cute Mrs Devil so pretty and fat,
Dress'd in a beautiful fireman's hat;
Ephraham, the Leader man, who led the band last Fall,
He play'd the music at the Devil's Ball,

In the Devil's Hall, I saw the funniest devil that I ever saw,
Taking the tickets from folks at the door;
I caught a glimpse of my Motherinlaw,
Dancing with the Devil, Oh! the little Devil,
Dancing at the Devil's Ball.

[Verse 2]
The Devil's Pa and Ma,
Were standing at the bar,
Conversing with, the little fellow
who first Put the pain in champagne wine,
He was pouring it out in a stein.

I bought a round of ice For ev'ry body twice,
It wasn't long before I ordered a fan;
And before the break of dawn,
I put my overcoat in pawn.

[Chorus]