Stardust

Writer(s): Hoagy Carmichael / Mitchell Parrish

And now the purple dusk of twilight time, steals across the meadows of my heart
High up in the sky the little stars climb, always reminding me that we’re apart
You wander down the lane and far away, leaving me a song that will not die
Love is now the stardust of yesterday, the music of the years gone by

Sometimes I wonder why I spend the lonely nights
Dreaming of a song; the melody haunts my reverie, and I am once again with you.
When our love was new, and each kiss an inspiration.
But that was long ago, and now my consolation, is in the stardust of a song.
Beside the garden wall, when stars are bright
You are in my arms; the nightingale tells his fairy tale of paradise where roses grew.
Though I dream in vain, in my heart you always will remain
My stardust melody, the memory of love’s refrain.

(Sinatra’s version did not have the intro verses, and is sung with a female backup)
(lyrics in parentheses are sung by both AND backups)

(Sometimes I wonder why I spend the lonely nights) dreamin’ of a song
The melody haunts my reverie and I am once again with you
(When our love was new) and each kiss an inspiration
And now my consolation is in the stardust of a song>
(And beside a garden wall, when the stars were bright)
You were in my arms, the nightingale told its fairy tale
Of paradise where roses grew.
Though I dream in vain, in my heart it always will remain
My stardust melody (the memory of love’s refrain)

Though I dream in vain, in my heart it always will remain
My stardust melody (the memory of love’s refrain)
The memory (of love’s refrain).

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