Heptune presents:

My Secret Flame

    (Armstrong, Avon)

Transcribed from vocals by Hilda Rogers, with Lil "Brown Gal" Armstrong and Her Dixielanders, recorded September 9, 1938.
From Lil Hardin Armstrong and Her Swing Orchestra, 1936-1940, Chronological Classics, vol. 564.

I laugh when they mention your name,
I laugh, not in joy, but in pain,
'Cause you don't know I love you so,
You are my secret flame.

I hide everything that I feel,
I hide what my heart would reveal,
'Cause you don't know I love you so,
You are my secret flame.

You tell me all about others,
I pretend to enjoy it, too,
You call me your little play mother,
But, honey-child, I ain't playin' with you!

One day, and it ain't far away,
I'll call a spade a spade,
And let you know, I love you so;
You are my secret flame!

One day, and it ain't far away,
I'll call a spade a spade,
And let you know, I love you so;
You are my secret flame!



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Published 12/1/00.

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