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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Music by Jerome Kern, Words by Otto Harbach - 1933
Chorus:
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.
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Chorus:
They asked me how I knew,  My true love was true?
I of course re - plied,  "Some - thing here in - side,  Can - not be de - nied."
They said some - day you'll find,  All who love are blind.
When your heart's on fire,  You must re - al - ize,  Smoke gets in your eyes.
So I chaffed them and I gay - ly laughed,  To think they could doubt my love.
Yet to - day,  My love has flown a - way,  I am with - out my love.
Now laugh - ing friends de - ride,  Tears I can - not hide,
So I smile and say,  "When a love - ly flame dies,  Smoke gets in your eyes."
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Sound Clip:
Listen to Jim play "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" on the plectrum banjo (602k mp3 file)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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