Fancy Dress Ball song



dance
 

 

THE LORD MAYOR’S FANCY DRESS BALL

 

MAYORAL BALL

The following song was published after the Ball.

Source: Aug 21 1844
Lyrics: ANON. 

The Lord Mayor’s Fancy Dress Ball

For Governor Gipps & his lady were there
in close tete-a -tete with -the Mayoress & Mayor
And in trimly dressed Parker and smart Mereweather
in the train of her Ladyship chattered together.
On the mayoress attended her maids of honour
And her son in page’s dress waited upon her
Sir Maurice 0’Connell the forces commander
Appeared among the guests a delighted “bystander
Deas Thompson so stately & Biddell so hearty
in civic costume were attached to the party
And majors and captains attended the muster
their scarlet coats brightening the glittering cluster
And groups of fair ladies their faces unveil
and sparkle like the stars in her ladyship’s tail