Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Words by Otto Harbach and Music by Jerome Kern

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

Smoke gets in your eyes

Recorded by Ruth Etting in 1934, it went to #15 on Billboard.

From the 1933 musical Roberta starring Bob Hope.

America's Sweetheart of Song

America's Sweetheart of Song - Ruth EttingAvailable On:
America's Sweetheart of Song - Ruth Etting
ASV/Living Era
Released: September 25, 2001

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