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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.

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

Stacey Kent(Polka Dots and Moonbeams)
Stacey Kent

Cassandra Wilson(Polka Dots and Moonbeams) 
Cassandra Wilson

Ella Fitzgerald(Polka Dots and Moonbeams)
Ella Fitzgerald

Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey

Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown

Stacey Kent

Cassandra Wilson

Ella Fitzgerald

Lorez Alexandria

Lena Horne

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

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