-artist: nat king cole -peak billboard position # 79 in 1957 -words by mitchell parish and music by hoagy carmichael originally written as -star dust in 1929. -charted in 1930 by irving mills (#20) -charted in 1931 by isham jones (#1), bing crosby (#5), louis armstrong (#16) Wayne king (#17), and lee sims (#20). -charted in 1935 by jimmie lunceford (#10). -charted in 1936 by benny goodman (#2) and tommy dorsey (#8). -charted in 1939 by sammy kaye (#16). -charted in 1941 by artie shaw (#2), tommy dorsey (#7), and glenn miller (#20). -charted in 1943 by baron elliot (#18) and tommy dorsey (#23). -charted in 1957 by billy ward and his dominoes featuring jackie wilson (#12). -charted in 1962 by frank sinatra (#98) -charted in 1964 by nino temple and april stevens (#32).
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 were 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 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 stardust of a song
Beside a garden wall When stars are bright You are in my arms The nightingale tells his fairy tale A paradise where roses bloom Though I dream in vain In my heart it will remain My stardust melody The memory of loves refrain