Cannonball Adderley and Strings - Polka Dots and Moonbeams Lyrics

Credits
release date: 1955
genres: Jazz
length: 3:06
arranger: William Russo
alto saxophone: Cannonball Adderley
conductor: Richard Hayman
composer: Jimmy Van Heusen
lyricist: Johnny Burke
Lyrics
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

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Cover the Waterfront
  • 2 A Foggy Day
  • 3 Surrey With the Fringe on Top
  • 4 Two Sleepy People
  • 5 I’ll Never Stop Loving You
  • 6 The Masquerade Is Over
  • 7 I’ve Never Been in Love Before
  • 8 Lonely Dreams
  • 9 Falling in Love With Love
  • 10 Street of Dreams
  • 11 Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  • 12 You Are Too Beautiful