Smoke Gets In Your EyesWords by Otto Harbach, Music by Jerome Kern, 1933
Recorded by The Platters,1958 (#1)
From the 1933 musical "Roberta," starring Bob Hope
E E+7 E7 F#m7 They asked me how I knew B7 E E+ A My true love was true; Gdim Edim E6 I of course replied, E E+7 F#m7 "Something here inside B7 E C#m A B7 Cannot be denied." E E+7 E7 F#m They said, "Someday you'll find B7 E E+ A All who love are blind. Gdim Edim E6 When your heart's on fire, E E+7 F#m7 You must re-al-ize B7 E Am7 E G G7 Smoke gets in your eyes." Bridge: C C/B Am7 So I chaffed them and I gaily laughed Am7/G G Gdim G G7 To think they could doubt my love C C/B Am7 Yet today my love has flown away, Am7/G E E+7 F#m7 B7 I am without my love. E E+7 E7 F#m Now laughing friends deride B7 E E+ A Tears I cannot hide; Gdim Edim E6 So I smile and say, E E+7 F#m "When a lovely flame dies, B7/9 B7 E F#m E C#m Smoke gets in your eyes." Coda: A AM7 Am7 Am7/G E Smoke gets in your eyes.