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Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes

GUEST,Andy 26 Feb 05 - 05:32 PM
Willa 26 Feb 05 - 05:46 PM
Joe Offer 26 Feb 05 - 05:52 PM
Willa 26 Feb 05 - 05:53 PM
Joe Offer 26 Feb 05 - 05:55 PM
Jim Dixon 28 Feb 05 - 12:06 AM
bflat 28 Feb 05 - 12:32 AM
Flash Company 28 Feb 05 - 07:54 AM
Keith A of Hertford 28 Feb 05 - 10:10 AM
Flash Company 01 Mar 05 - 07:17 AM
John in Brisbane 01 Mar 05 - 07:19 AM
Roger the Skiffler 01 Mar 05 - 08:11 AM
GUEST,Midge Ure 01 Mar 05 - 08:43 AM
GUEST,Joe_F 01 Mar 05 - 09:38 AM
Roger the Skiffler 03 Mar 05 - 03:26 AM
GUEST,mark (mrbaker@sympatico.ca) 15 Mar 05 - 09:40 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 05:32 PM

Wish I could find the lyrics/chords to Dancing With Tears in My Eyes. Leadbelly sang it; doubt he wrote it. Think it was in the Library of Congress Recordings.

Only words I recall are:
Dancing with somebody new
When it's you that my heart is calling to

There is a song, Waltzing With Tears in My Eyes, by Cowboy Copas, but it was from the late 40s. Not too likely Leadbelly picked it up that late in his life and modified it.

All the Best,
Andy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
From: Willa
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 05:46 PM

Can't remember it all - here's what I do recall
    I'm dancing with tears in my eyes
    'cause the girl in my arms isn't you
    Dancing with somebody else
    When it's you that my hearts calling to
    Give me a smile once in a while


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 05:52 PM

Hi, Andy - haven't found it yet. It's on his "Last Sessions" CD's. It isn't in the Oak Publications Leadbelly Songbook. I think it's probably the 1930 pop song by Al Durban and Joe Burke, popularized by Rudy Valee. Mantovani recorded it (probably an instrumental), as did Peggy Lee and Kate Smith. Englebert Humperdinck, too - no doubt, that's the version I heard.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
From: Willa
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 05:53 PM

Found it, I think.
http://www.songlyrics.com/song-

Al Dubin / Joe Burke)

I'm dancing with tears in my eyes
'cause the girl in my arms isn't you,
dancing with somebody new
when it's you that my hearts calling to...

Trying to smile, once in a while,
but I find it so hard to do.
For I'm dancing with tears in my eyes,
'cause the girl in my arms isn't you....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 05:55 PM

Ah, you're good, Willa! I found it five seconds after you did...
I'd like to hear more of the version posted by Giok:
    I'm dancing with tears in my eyes
    'cause the girl in my arms is a boy.
-Joe-


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: DANCING WITH TEARS IN MY EYES
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 12:06 AM

The Red Hot Jazz Archive has two recordings by Joe Venuti and His New Yorkers.

Lyrics and chords below copied from The Guitarguy's Golden Classics:

DANCING WITH TEARS IN MY EYES
Words & 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.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
From: bflat
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 12:32 AM

You don't even have to dance to know the tune. It resonates with those who never had their lost loves. This is a song I must learn to play 'cause I think I know someone for whom it will touch her heart.

Ellen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
From: Flash Company
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 07:54 AM

Didn't know Lead did this one, about on a par with his version of 'Springtime in the Rockies'. Love that man!

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 10:10 AM

In 1939 there were talks in what is now Gdansk that made WW2 inevitable.
More than one newspaper ran the headline
    Danzig, With Tears In My Eyes


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
From: Flash Company
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 07:17 AM

The Immortal Spike M:-

I'm dancing with tears in my eyes,
You stiletto heel's gone through my foot!

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 07:19 AM

Al Dubin was a lyricist who wrote well known songs such as 42nd Street, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo and About A Quarter To Nine - all of these in collaboration with composer Harry Warren. His works with Joe Burke seem to be somewhat less successful.

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 08:11 AM

Leon Redbone does a nice version, too.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
From: GUEST,Midge Ure
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 08:43 AM

Didn't I write that one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 09:38 AM

Reputed, in my childhood, to have been composed by a Scotchman [sic] in front of a pay toilet.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Consoling the useless is some use. :||


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 03 Mar 05 - 03:26 AM

As usual my memory failed me. On checking it wasn't Leon Redbone I was thinking of but Alvin Youngblood Hart!!

RtS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
From: GUEST,mark (mrbaker@sympatico.ca)
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 09:40 AM

Hi: I'm looking for the lead line for this song. I can't quite get the whole tune without it. Can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
From: GUEST,Jan
Date: 30 Nov 10 - 09:45 AM

If anyone is still interested, I heard this song on the radio this morning, WITT Zionsville, Jim Walsh is the station manager and usually does the morning show. I heard it two hours ago. I never heard it before, but now it is stuck in my head and I am hearing it over and over and over and over.

http://www.last.fm/music/Ben%2Bselvin%2Borch%252Fruth%2Betting%2Bvocals/_/dancing+with+tears+in+my+eyes


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