Stardust (1929)
(w) Mitchell Parish (m) Hoagy Carmichael (P) Isham Jones Orch. (CR) Nat King Cole (CR) Louis Armstrong (CR) The Mills Brothers
[Verse] 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 wandered 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.

[Refrain] Sometimes I wonder why I spend
The lonely night 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,
Now my consolation is in the star dust of a song.
Beside a garden wall when stars are bright you are in my arms.
The nightingale tells his fairy tale of paradise where roses grew.
Tho’ I dream in vain, in my heart it will remain:
My star dust melody, the memory of love’s refrain.