SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES
From the musical "Roberta" (1933)
(Otto Harbach / Jerome Kern)
Paul Whiteman & His Orch. - 1934
Leo Reisman & His Orch. - 1934
Emil Coleman & His Orch. - 1934
Ruth Etting - 1934
Artie Shaw & His Orch. - 1941
The Platters - 1958
Blue Haze - 1972
Bryan Ferry - 1974
John Alford - 1996
They asked me how I knew my true love was true
I of course replied "something here inside cannot be denied"
They said "someday you'll find all who love are blind"
When your heart's on fire, you must realize smoke gets in your eyes
So I chaffed them and I gaily laughed to think they could doubt my love
Yet today my love has flown away, I am without my love
Now laughing friends deride tears I cannot hide
So I smile and say "when a lovely flame dies, smoke gets in your eyes"
(smoke gets in your eyes, smoke gets in your eyes)