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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (Olcott/Graff/Ball) MIDIs, video
#1182: YouTube video by threelegsoman
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There's a tear in your eye,
And I'm wondering why,
For it never should be there at all;
With such pow'r in your smile,
Sure a stone you'd beguile,
So there's never a teardrop should fall;
When your sweet lilting laughter's
Like some fairy song,
And your eyes twinkle bright as can be,
You should laugh all the while,
And all other times smile,
And now, smile a smile for me.

When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring;
In the lilt of Irish laughter,
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay;
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.

For your smile is a part,
Of the love in your heart,
And it makes even sunshine more bright;
Like the linnet's sweet song,
Crooning all the day long,
Comes your laughter and light;
For the springtime of life,
Is the sweetest of all,
There is ne'er a real care or regret;
And while springtime is ours,
Throughout all of youth's hours,
Let us smile each chance we get.

When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring;
In the lilt of Irish laughter,
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay;
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.

####.... Chancellor (Chauncey) Olcott [1860-1932] and George Graff, Jr [1886-1973] with music by Ernest R Ball [1878-1927]. Published in 1912 for Henry Miller's [1859-1926] production of Rida Johnson Young's [1869-1926] original play, The Isle O' Dreams, which had 32 performances at the Grand Opera House on 23rd Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan, NY, from January 27, 1913 to February 22, 1913 ....####
The video above features an excellent guitar performance by Tony Archibald from Port St Mary on the Isle Of Man.


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