Will It All End in Smoke?

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Will It All End in Smoke?  (1913) 
by Jerome D. Kern (music) and Harry B. Smith (lyrics)
Song from the musical The Doll Girl.
Sheet music cover

[Verse]

To be near her I'm here each day,
And all my cash I pay,
For cigarettes, although they make my poor head ache,
But that's a sacrifice I make only for her sake,
I hate to smoke, But still I try,
And worship at her shrine,
Kind fortune say will she decline or yet be mine?
Oh tell me
tell me
tell me
pray.

[Refrain]

Dame Nicotine,
Pray intervene,
For an unfortunate lover,
What do these smoke rings mean?
Lightly above me they hover,
Are they a sign shes to be mine?
Or is my love but a joke?
Will it all end in smoke?
Will it all end in smoke?
She'll be here soon,
Now what shall I say to her?

[Verse]

(Very bold.) I'll Say "Good-day!" In gaunty way,
I'll smile, I'll joke, Be gay,
I'll take her hand and look quite boldly in her eyes,
And say "I love you with a love that the world defies,"
Oh no, I won't, When she's in sight,
I grow quite cold with fright,
My nerves and courage always seem to leave me quite.
To tell her
tell her
tell her
all.

[Refrain]

Dame Nicotine,
Pray intervene,
For an unfortunate lover,
What do these smoke rings mean?
Lightly above me they hover,
Are they a sign shes to be mine?
Or is my love but a joke?
Will it all end in smoke?
Will it all end in smoke.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1945, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.