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Polka Dots and Moonbeams

Lyrics:Johnny Burke
Music:Jimmy Van Heusen

The song was publishe 1940.

It was Frank Sinatra's first hit recorded with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
The song is one of the top 100 most-frequently recorded jazz standards
with arrangements by Gil Evans and others and notable recordings
by Blue Mitchell, Wes Montgomery, Sarah Vaughan
(for the 1954 album, Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown
and the 1957 album, Swingin' Easy),
Lester Young, and many others.
During the song's first year, a fashion designer even created a
"Polka Dots and Moonbeams" fabric print as part of a series of
prints inspired by popular music.

I've started the first line for the former note of the tune.
It's the very one of my favorites songs.
Somewhere you haven't known you meet a lovely female,
which seams like a scene in a dream... I imagine every time I hear it.

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 breath 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 the pug-nosed dream

Frank Sinatra(Polka Dots and Moonbeams)
Frank Sinatra

Sarah Vaughan(Polka Dots and Moonbeams)
Sarah Vaughan

Ella Fitzgerald(Polka Dots and Moonbeams)
Ella Fitzgerald

Cassandra Wilson(Polka Dots and Moonbeams)
Cassandra Wilson

Stacey Kent(Polka Dots and Moonbeams)
Stacey Kent

Frank Sinatra & The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

Sarah Vaughan

Ella Fitzgerald

Cassandra Wilson

Stacey Kent

Lena Horne

Lorez Alexandria

"When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone in the air.
You can never capture it again. "

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