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BLUE MOON (Music: Richard Rodgers / Lyrics: Lorenz Hart) Frankie Trumbauer & His Orch. - 1934 Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orch. (vocal Kenny Sargent) - 1934 Benny Goodman & His Orch. (vocal: Helen Ward) - 1935 Al Bowlly (with Ray Noble & His Orch.) - 1935 Connee Boswell - 1935 Greta Keller - 1935 Coleman Hawkins with Michel Warlop & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1935 Georgie Auld & His Orch. - 1946 Mel Tormé (feat. in the film "Words And Music") - 1948 Billy Eckstine - 1949 Jane Froman (feat. in the film "With A Song In My Heart") - 1952 Billie Holiday - 1952 Ivory Joe Hunter - 1952 Elvis Presley - 1954 Blossom Dearie - 1955 Carmen McRae - 1956 Ella Fitzgerald - 1956 Jimmy Smith (Instr.) - 1957 Dean Martin (feat. in the film "The Young Lions" - 1958 Tony Bennett - 1958 Sam Cooke - 1958 Rosemary Clooney (with the Buddy Cole Trio) - 1959 Lou Donaldson & The 3 Sounds - 1959 George Siravo & His Orch. - 1959 Frank Sinatra - 1960 The Marcels - 1961 Julie London - 1961 Louis Prima (Instr.) - 1961 Cliff Richard - 1961 Bobby Stevens - 1961 Herb Lance & The Classics - 1961 Werner Müller & His Orch. - 1961 Ursel Jakob Und Die Starlets - 1961 Bobby Vinton - 1963 Dean Martin - 1964 Ray Conniff, His Orch. & Chorus - 1964 The Supremes - 1967 Bob Dylan - 1970 Mary Kay Place (feat. in the film "New York, New York") - 1977 Sha-Na-Na (feat. in the film "Grease") - 1978 The Originals - 1978 Showaddywaddy - 1978 The Roys - 1981 Chris Isaak - 1994 The Mavericks (feat. in the film "Apollo 13") - 1995 John Alford - 1996 The Jacobs Brothers - 2002 Rod Stewart - 2004 Also recorded by: Frankie Carle; Athenian Trio; Jim Lammers; Nat King Cole; The Ventures; Art Tatum; Cybill Shepherd; Oscar Peterson; Bud Freeman; Sonny Stitt; Bill Doggett; Billy Butterfield; Art Blakey; The Platonics; Bel-Aire Girls; Santo & Johnny; Skitch Henderson; Ossie Scott; Queen Bees; Tommy Emmanuel; Joe Bushkin; Douglas Duke ............... and many others. Once upon a time before I took up smiling I hated the moonlight Shadows of the night that poets find beguiling Seemed flat as the noonlight With no one to stay up for, I went to sleep at ten Life was a bitter cup for the saddest of all men Once upon a time my heart was just an organ My life had no mission Now that I have you , to be as rich as Morgan Is my one ambition Once I awoke at seven hating the morning light Now I awake in Heaven and all the world's all right Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone Without a dream in my heart Without a love of my own Blue Moon, you knew just what I was there for You heard me saying a prayer for Someone I really could care for And then there suddenly appeared before me The only one my arms will ever hold I heard somebody whisper, "Please adore me" And when I looked, the moon had turned to gold Blue Moon, now I'm no longer alone Without a dream in my heart Without a love of my own TRIVIA: Originally titled "Prayer (Oh Lord, make me a movie star)", it was to have been sung by Jean Harlow in the 1933 film, "Hollywood Party". This idea was dropped and Lorenz Hart wrote new words, changing the title to "It's Just That Kind of Play" for proposed use in the 1934 film "Manhattan Melodrama". This version was also not used, but a third attempt, titled "The Bad In Every Man", was sung by Shirley Ross in that same film. The following year it underwent another lyric change and became the classic romantic ballad "Blue Moon". (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - September 2013)


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