Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

Words and Lyrics by Al Dubin and Joe Burke

For I’m dancing with tears in my eyes
’cause the girl in my arms isn’t you,
dancing with somebody new
when it’s you that my hearts calling to…

Trying to smile, once in a while,
but I find it so hard to do.
For I’m dancing with tears in my eyes,
’cause the girl in my arms isn’t you

Dancing With Tears In My EyesThe song reached #1 on the charts in 1930.

Recorded by Ruth Etting with the Ben Selvin Orchestra on May 16, 1930 in New York City for Columbia Records and issued on Columbia 2206 D (Matrix 150438) with It’s Springtime in the Rockies on the flip side of the 78rpm record.

Also released on June 2, 1930 on Columbia 2216 D (Matrix 150561) with I Never Dreamt on the flip side.

Ten Cents a Dance

Ten Cents a DanceAvailable On:
Ten Cents a Dance - Ruth Etting
ASV/Living Era
Producer: Kevin Daly
Released: 1981

Goodnight My Love

Goodnight My LoveAvailable On:
Goodnight My Love - Ruth Etting
Take Two Records
Recorded: 1930-1937
Released: November 7, 1994

7 Responses to Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

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  2. Allen says:

    Oldys are still the bestys I am pred War

  3. Geno Loro says:

    Thank you so much, I am 88 and still remember those tunes, even if I was young then…. wish I could get the chords for some of them. I play and make Ukuleles and love those old songs uke’ s were built for them. Geno “The Geezer ” Loro

  4. Geno Loro says:

    Love your hair do Kiddo….

  5. Ron While says:

    Another gem from the “Good Old Days”. Thank goodness for the internet for giving the chance to listen again to these lovely old romantic songs from the past.

  6. Paul Brierley says:

    this is classic music, I am 48 and prefer this sound and style to the vast majority of the new music available today, I am building my collection of 78′s as the sound is unique and full of character.
    She has a great voice and talent and an amazing story.

  7. Mrs Rayner Kelly says:

    Where can I get any of Ruthie’s recordings on CD’s?

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