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What Will I Tell My Heart?

    (Tinturin, Lawrence)

Photo of Andy Kirk

Transcribed from Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy, vocal by Pha Terrell, recorded December 9, 1936.
From Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy, 1936-1937, Chronological Classics vol. 573.

I'll try to explain to friends, dear,
The reason we two are apart,
I know what to tell our friends, dear,
But what will I tell my heart?

It's easy to say to strangers,
That we played a game from the start,
It's easy to lie to strangers,
But what will I tell my heart?

When I smile to hide,
All the tears inside,
What an ache it will bring,
When I wander home
To a telephone
That forgot how to ring.

I could say you'll soon be back, dear,
To fool the whole town may be smart,
I'll tell them you'll soon be back, dear,
But what will I tell my heart?

I could say you'll soon be back, dear,
To fool the whole town may be smart,
I'll tell them you'll soon be back, dear,
But what will I tell my heart?


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Published 10/2/99.


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