Polkadots and Moonbeams

Writer(s): Johnny Burke / Jimmy Van Heusen

A country dance was being held in a garden
I felt a bump and heard an “Oh, beg your pardon”
Suddenly I saw – polka dots and moonbeams
All around a pug-nosed dream
The music started, and was I the perplexed one
I held my breathe, and said “May I have the next one?”
In my frightened arms – polka dots and moonbeams
Sparkled on a pug-nosed dream
There were questions in the eyes of other dancers
As we floated over the floor
There were questions but my heart knew all the answers
And perhaps a few things more
Now in a cottage, built of lilacs and laughter
I know the meaning, of the words: “ever after”
And I’ll always see polka dots and moonbeams
When I kiss my pug-nosed dream.

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