Stairway to the Stars (Park Avenue Fantasy) Lyrics:Mitchell Parish Music:Matt Malneck ,Frank Signorelli
The song was publishe 1935.
Once the publishers had the final copy, they began plugging the tune with various bandleaders. The up-and-coming band led by Glenn Miller was in a position to promote the tune. Miller had worked with both Signorelli and Malneck during his freelance years and was familiar with their talents. Enlisting the aid of arranger Bill Finegan, an arrangement was made of the number featuring vocalist Ray Eberle. It was recorded by Victor Records May 9, 1939, to be issued on their budget label Bluebird. On May 17, 1939, Miller performed the tune during a live broadcast from the Meadowbrook Ballroom in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, and on May 29, from the Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle, New York. This type of air play brought the number to the attention of the public, so once the record was released there would already by a ready audience.
There's a silver trail of moonlight Leading upward to the sky And the night is like a velvet lullaby There's a heaven of blue And we'll go there just you and I
Let's build a stairway to the stars And climb that stairway to the stars With Love beside us To fill the night with a song
We'll hear the sound of violins Out yonder where the blue begins The moon will guide us As we go drifting along
Can't we sail away on a lazy daisy petal Over the rim of the hill Can't we sail away on a little dream And settle high on the crest of a thrill
Let's build a stairway to the stars A lovely stairway to the stars It would be heaven To climb to heaven with you