Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Words by Otto Harbach, Music by Jerome Kern, 1933
Recorded by The Platters,1958 (#1)
From the 1933 musical "Roberta," starring Bob Hope

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They asked me how I knew 

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My true love was true;

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I   of course replied,

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"Something here inside 

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Cannot be denied."

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They said, "Someday you'll find 

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All who love are blind.

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When your heart's on fire, 

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You must re-al-ize 

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Smoke gets in your eyes."


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So I chaffed them and I gaily laughed 

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To think they could doubt my love

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Yet today my love has flown away, 

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I am without my love.

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Now laughing friends deride 

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Tears I cannot hide;

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So   I smile and say, 

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"When a lovely flame dies, 

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Smoke gets in your eyes."


  A   AM7  Am7 Am7/G   E
Smoke gets in  your  eyes.

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