A cruel dandy considers his next target, wonders when this one will stop weeping, and also finds the very question amusing.

Big hit in '29 for Guy Lombardo - Carmen was Guy's brother, who had his own style. Wikipedia:

When singing songs like "Alone at a Table for Two" he would allow his voice to tremble, and seem nearly to break into tears- he was caricatured in Warner Brothers cartoons as "Cryman" Lombardo.