“I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire” (solo piano) set to a slide show of Sussex Scenes.

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This is a video of Sussex scenes and venues with a soundtrack of me playing my piano version of ‘I Don’t Want to set the World on Fire’. The song was written by written by Eddie Seiler, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjamin and Eddie Durham, and it was made famous by The Ink Spots.

It isn’t often played anymore, but I love the song and I often perform it with my jazz trio. I really hope that this video encourages other musicians to resurrect this great this great song and make it a regularly played jazz standard.

Here are the lyrics to this wonderful song:

I don’t want to set the world on fire
I just want to start a flame in your heart

In my heart I have but one desire
And that one is you
No other will do

I’ve lost all ambition for worldly acclaim
I just want to be the one you love

And with your admission that you feel the same
Lyrics:
I’ll have reached the goal I’m dreaming of

Believe me

I don’t want to set the world on fire
I just want to start a flame in your heart

The video contains images of Hastings, Eastbourne and Sedlescombe and features the following venues:

Brickwall Hotel (The), The Green, Sedlescombe, Battle TN33 0QA
Hydro Hotel, Mount Road, Eastbourne BN20 7HZ
The Bell, High Street, Ticehurst, East Sussex TN5 7AS

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