“It’s the Talk of the Town” was one of two hits written by the team of composer Jerry Livingston and lyricists Marty Symes and Al J. Neiburg in 1933. The other was “Under a Blanket of Blue,” also popularized by Glen Gray’s orchestra.
Neiburg wrote the lyric for “I’m Confessin’ That I Love You” in 1930 and collaborated with Livingston on “A Little Bit Later On.” In addition to his two hits with Livingston and Neiburg Symes collaborated with Isham Jones on 1936’s successful “There Is No Greater Love.”
I can't show my face Can't go anyplace People stop and stare It's so hard to bear Everybody knows you left me It's the talk of the town.
Everytime we meet My heart skips a beat We don't stop to speak Though it's just a week Everybody knows you left me It's the talk of the town.
We send our invitations To friends and relations Advancing our wedding day Friends and relations Gave congratulations How can you face And what can you say.
Let's make up sweetheart We can't stay apart Don't let foolish pride Keep you from my side How can love like ours be ended It's the talk of the town...