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 wander 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

sometimes i wonder why i spend the lonely nights, 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 stardust of a song
beside the garden wall when stars are bright, you are in my arms
the nightingale tells his fairy tale of paradise where roses grew
though i dream in vain, in my heart it will remain my stardust melody
the memory of loves refrain

stardust was composed in 1927 by american composer, hoagy carmichael, but the lyrics was added later in 1929 by mitchell parish. the song “stardust” is considered as one of the most recored songs of the 20th century with over 1,800 recordings to date. this version is taken from 平井堅 (hirai ken)’s second cover album titled “ken’s bar ii” which he performs duet with the legendary enka singer 美空ひばり (misora hibari) (1937 – 1989).

2009.06.19