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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Little White Lies

By Walter Donaldson
1930

One of the great composer's solo gems, "Little White Lies" was first recorded by Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians, with vocals by Clare Hanlon. However, it would take another 18 years before Dick Haymes finally made a hit out of it--taking it all the way to #3 on the charts.

Lyrics:

The moon was all aglow,
And heaven was in your eyes,
The night that you told me
Those little white lies.

The stars all seemed to know
That you didn't mean those sighs,
The night that you told me
Those little white lies.

I try, but there's no forgetting
When evening appears.
I sigh, but there's no regretting,
In spite of my tears.

The devil was in your heart,
But heaven was in your eyes,
The night you told me
Those little white lies.

Recorded By:

Dinah Shore
Stacey Kent
Eartha Kitt
Kay Starr
Mel Torme

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