Words by Otto Harbach and Music by Jerome Kern
Peak Billboard position # 1 in 1958
In 1934, four versions charted: Paul Whiteman (#1), Leo Reisman (#3),
Emil Coleman (#4), and Ruth Etting (#15)
In 1941 Artie Shaw took it to # 24.
from the 1933 musical "Roberta" starring Bob Hope
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"
(smoke gets in your eyes, smoke gets in your eyes)
*chaffed* is NOT a guess-my buddy has the sheet music to prove it!!