H Eugene Gifford (m) Ned Washington (l) 1932
The Mills Brothers rec Jan 25th 1933 Los Angeles
Glen Gray & his Casa Loma Orch '32
The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France '35
Henry Mancini & his Orch
Billy May & his Orch
Glenn Miller & his Orch
Les Paul & Mary Ford
Where do they go,
Those smoke rings I blow each night?
Oh, what do they do,
Those circles of blue and white?
Why do they seem to picture a dream of love,
And why do they fade, that phantom parade of love?
Puff, puff, puff, puff your cares away.
Puff, puff, puff, night and day.
Blow, blow them in the air,
Silky little rings;
Blow, blow them everywhere,
Give your troubles wings!
Oh little smoke rings I love,
Please take me above,
Take me with you!
note - In these politically correct times and with our
current knowledge of the effects of smoking,
it seems unlikely that this song will ever be revived;
the last verse seems strangely prophetic!
(Contributed by Peter Akers - January 2009)