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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Music by Jerome Kern, Words by Otto Harbach - 1933
F C7 F           F+ Bb         Fdim
F Gm7       C7 F C7
F C7 F7          F+ Bb         Fdim
F Gm7       C7 F -
Db - Ab7      Abdim Ab7
Db Bbm7      C7 F C7
F C7 F             F+ Bb         Fdim
F Gm7       C7 F     (C7 repeat)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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 gayly 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."
Listen to Jim play "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" on the plectrum banjo (mp3)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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