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BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS, THE From the film "Moulin Rouge" (1934) (Music: Harry Warren / Lyrics: Al Dubin) Constance Bennett (Film Soundtrack) - 1934 Jan Garber & His Orch. (vocal: Lee Bennett) - 1934 Hal Kemp & His Orch. (vocal: Deane Janis) - 1934 Tony Bennett - 1950 (re-recorded 1952, 1990) Kay Starr - 1955 Ferlin Husky - 1957 Billy Eckstine - 1958 Patti Page - 1964 James White - 1983 Marianne Faithfull - 1987 (re-recorded 1996) Connie Champagne - 1991 Diana Krall - 1995 (re-recorded 2006) Steve Blackwood - 1997 James Darren - 2001 Jacintha - 2001 Tony Bennett & Sting - 2007 Also recorded by:Connee Boswell; Helen O'Connell; Helen Ward (with Ed Loyd's Orch.); Nat King Cole; Dick Haymes(with Victor Young's Orch); Art Tatum; Frances Langford (with Harry Sosnick & His Orch); Greg Kihn; Jack Burger; Kenny Drew; Roland Brunt; Les Elgart; Louis Prima..........and many others. I walk along the street of sorrow The Boulevard of Broken Dreams Where gigolo and gigolette Can take a kiss without regret So they forget their broken dreams You laugh tonight and cry tomorrow When you behold your shattered schemes And gigolo and gigolette Wake up to find their eyes are wet With tears that tell of broken dreams Here is where you'll always find me Always walking up and down But I left my soul behind me In an old cathedral town The joy that you find here, you borrow You cannot keep it long, it seems But gigolo and gigolette Still sing a song and dance along The Boulevard of Broken Dreams Smiling while my woes are piling I must be bequiling or they'll pass me by Laughter, that is what they're after But behind my laughter there's a tear-dimmed eye Oh, Gay Paree, you've made a wreck of me The joy that you find here, you borrow You cannot keep it long, it seems But gigolo and gigolette Still sing a song and dance along The Boulevard of Broken Dreams ****************** as recorded by Billy Eckstine 1958 Nightly, Lights are shining brightly While the music plays. Madness, In the guise of gladness, Overcoming sadness In a million ways. Oh gay Paree, What have you done to me? I walk along the street of sorrow, The boulevard of broken dreams, Where gigolo and gigolette Can take a kiss without regret, So they forgot their broken dreams. You laugh tonight and cry tomorrow When you behold your shattered schemes, And gigolo and gigolette Wake up to find their eyes are wet With tears to tell of broken dreams. Here is where you'll always find me, Always walking up and down, But I left my soul behind me In an old cathedral town. The joy that you find here you borrow, You cannot keep it long, it seems, But gigolo and gigolette Still sing a song and dfance along The boulevard of broken dreams. (Transcribed by Peter Akers - March 2014)

    


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