“I'll Be All Smiles Tonight”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1926 (recording, Luther B. Clarke)
Keywords: love wedding infidelity clothes
Found in: US(SE,So) Australia


The singer is carefully dressing and bedecking herself with flowers for a wedding -- the wedding of her false true love to another girl. She intends to put on a fine face: "Though my heart will break tomorrow, I'll be all smiles tonight."

Cross references



  1. Randolph 812, "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (2 texts)
  2. Meredith/Covell/Brown, pp. 32-34, 40-41, 174-175, "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (2 texts plus a fragment, 3 tunes)
  3. cf. Gardner/Chickering, p. 479, "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (source notes only)
  4. Roud #3715
  5. BI, R812