I'll Be All Smiles Tonight

DESCRIPTION: 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."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (recording, Luther B. Clarke)
KEYWORDS: love wedding infidelity clothes
FOUND IN: US(SE,So) Australia
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Randolph 812, "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (2 texts)
High-OldOldFolkSongs, p. 20, "All Smiles To Night" (1 text)
Browne-AlabamaFolkLyric 116, "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (1 text plus an excerpt and mention of 7 more, 1 tune)
Owens-TexasFolkSongs-1ed, pp. 138-140, "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (1 text, 1 tune)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5 691, "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Meredith/Covell/Brown-FolkSongsOfAustraliaVol2, pp. 32-34, 40-41, 174-175, "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (2 texts plus a fragment, 3 tunes)
cf. Gardner/Chickering-BalladsAndSongsOfSouthernMichigan, p. 479, "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (source notes only)
ADDITIONAL: John Burke, _Burke's Christmas Songster 1920_, self-published, 1918 (PDF available on the Memorial University of Newfoundland site), p. 14, "I'll Be All Smiles To-Night, Love" (1 text)

Roud #3715
Allen Bros. "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (Victor V-40210, 1930)
Carter Family, "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (Bluebird B-5529, 1934; Montgomery Ward M-4497, c. 1934)
Chuck Wagon Gang, "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (ARC 7-03-58/vocalion 03426/Conqueror 8963, 1937; rec. 1936)
Luther B. Clarke [Blue Ridge Highballers], "I'll Be All Smiles To-night Love" (Columbia 15069-D, 1926)
Frank Jenkins & his Pilot Mountaineers [Oscar Jenkins, Frank Jenkins, Ernest V. Stoneman], "I Will Be All Smiles Tonight" (Conqueror, unissued, 1929)
Jenkins & Whitworth, "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (OKeh 45331, 1929)
Bradley Kincaid, "I Will Be All Smiles Tonight" (Supertone 9566, 1929)
Lester McFarland & Robert Gardner ("Mac & Bob"), "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (Brunswick 164, 1927)
Linda Parker & the Cumberland Ridge Runners, "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (Conqueror 8164, 1933)
Reed Children, "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (Columbia 15525-D, 1930; rec. 1928)
Kitty Wells, "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" (RCA Victor 21-0333, 1950)

cf. "This Night We Part Forever"
File: R812

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