Smoke Gets in Your Eyes


Artie Shaw and his Gramercy 5 : Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’ is a jazz standard that was originally a tune in the 1933 Broadway production titled ‘Roberta’. In 1935 ‘Roberta’ was turned into a musical with dance routines by Fred Astaire, and Ginger Rogers. A few years later Artie Shaw would briefly marry Elizabeth Kern, the daughter of composer Jerome Kern.

Side A: Dancing in the Dark
Side B: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Style:  Fox Trot / Jazz

Date Recorded: December 5, 1940

Composer: Jerome Kern

Lyricist:  Otto Harbach (Hauerbach)


Charted: In 1941 ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’ charted for 1 week on Billboard reaching a high of #24

Wikipedia: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

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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”

Artie Shaw and his Gramercy 5


Record Label: Victor 27335-B

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Arties Shaw and his Gramercy 5

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