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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Saturday, May 26, 2012

We're having an early fire season in the Southwestern US - none around me yet, but the smoke is already making the air quality bad. This morning, I couldn't clearly see the mountains that are between 3 and 5 miles away. I didn't walk the dogs until after 1700 (5PM) when I could see them - and, of course, it was HOT then!

"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" is a show tune written by American composer Jerome Kern and lyricist Otto Harbach for their 1933 musical Roberta. (Wikipedia)

They asked me how I knew
My true love was true
I of course replied
Something here inside
Can not be denied

They, said some day you'll find
All who love are blind
When you heart's on fire
You must realize
Smoke gets in your eyes

So I chaffed them, and I gaily laughed
To think they would doubt our love
And yet today, my love has gone 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

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