There's A Flaw In My Flue
I used to sit by my fireplace
And dream about you.
But now that won't do.
There's a flaw in my flue
Your lovely face in my firplace
Was all that I saw
But now it won't draw
My flue has a flaw
From every beautiful ember a memory arose
Now I try to remember and smoke gets in my nose
It's not as sweet as the unit-heat
To dream about you
So darling, adieu
There's a flaw in my flue.
- Writer(s): Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
- Released: 2017
Jimmy Van Heusen (born Edward Chester Babcock; January 26, 1913 – February 6, 1990) was an American composer. He wrote songs for films, television and theater, and won an Emmy and four Academy Awards for Best Original Song. an Heusen wrote the music for five Broadway musicals: Swingin' the Dream (1939); Nellie Bly (1946), Carnival in Flanders (1953), Skyscraper (1965), and Walking Happy (1966). While Van Heusen did not achieve nearly the success on Broadway that he did in Hollywood, at least two songs from Van Heusen musicals can legitimately be considered standards: "Darn That Dream" from Swingin' the Dream; "Here's That Rainy Day" from Carnival in Flanders. He became an inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971.
Van Heusen composed over 800 songs of which 50 songs became standards. Van Heusen songs are featured in over two hundred and twenty films.
John Francis "Johnny" Burke (October 3, 1908 – February 25, 1964) was a lyricist, widely regarded as one of the finest writers of popular songs in America between the 1920s and 1950s.
His song "Swinging on a Star", from the Bing Crosby film Going My Way, won an Academy Award for Best Song in 1944. Burke and Van Heusen's song "Swinging on a Star", from the Bing Crosby film 'Going My Way', won an Academy Award for Best Song in 1944, one of seven Academy Awards won by the film. Burke was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. In 1995, Burke's life was depicted in the Broadway musical revue, "Swinging on a Star".