Dancing With Tears In My EyesWords & Music by Al Dubin & Joe Burke
Recorded by Ruth Etting, 1930 (#1)
Intro Verse: D7 G D7 G D7 Those who dance and romance while they dance -- G Edim Am7 They seem so happy and gay; Am Am+7 Am7 Am6 Though they sing while they swing and they sway, A Gdim Cdim D D9 D7 Somehow I can't feel that way. G Cdim Am7 G G6 I've been dancing with tears in my eyes, D7 G Edim Am7 D9 'Cause the boy in my arms wasn't you; Am Am+7 Am7 Am6 Dancing with somebody new, D9 D7 Edim G When it's you that my hearts calling to. Am Dmm Am E7 Trying to smile, once in a while, Am Am+7 D D7 But I find that so hard to do. Am7 D G Cdim Am7 G G/F# E7 I've been dancing with tears in my eyes, C Cdim Am7 D7 G 'Cause the boy in my arms was - n't you.
Nat Shilkret had a number 1 version of this song in 1930.