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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Moon Love

By Mack David & Andre Kostelanetz
1939

This was David's very first hit, teaming with future "easy listening" luminary Kostelanetz to adapt Romantic composer Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky's fifth symphony (particularly the andante theme). It was introduced by Glenn Miller's orchestra, but remained a popular tune for decades.

Lyrics:

Will this be moon love,
Nothing but moon love?
Will you be gone when the dawn comes stealing through?

Are these just moon dreams,
Grand while the moon beams?
But when the moon fades away, will my dreams come true?

Much as I love you,
Don't let me love you
If I must pay for your kiss with lonely tears.

Say it's not moon love,
Tell me it's true love.
Say you'll be mine when the moon disappears.

Recorded By:

Pearl Bailey
Frank Sinatra
Nat King Cole
Chet Baker
Glenn Miller

2 comments:

sallytonks said...

I apologize for the possible randomness of this question: I'm trying to figure out the lyrics for "A Love Like Ours" by Alberta Nichols. It was sung in "Two Girls and a Sailor" and there's a line in particular that I can't make out and I can't find it anywhere! As the resident standard expert, I wanted to know if you could help me out. Again, I'm sorry for the randomness!

B-Sol said...

Sadly, I have scoured my sources and come up with nothing. The movie is readily available on DVD, but I'm sure you've already gone that route. Sorry I can't be of more help! Incidentally, Nichols only wrote the melody--the lyrics are by Mann Holiner.

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