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Star Dust
Words by Mitchell Parish, Music by Hoagy Charmichael - 1929
Verse:
C F9 E7 A7
Dm C         Am B7 Em       Cdim  G7
C F9 E7 A7
Dm C        Cdim G7 C6        C7
Chorus:
F - Fm -
C Em       Em6 Dm F6         Fm6
G7 -                  G7+ C            Am C   Am   C+   C
D9         C     D7 - G7          F6 G7 Gdim  G7 C+
F - Fm -
C Em       Em6 Dm F6         Fm6
G7 -                  G7+ C            Am B7         E7
F           A7 G7 C -  (C7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
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 wandered down the lane of faraway, Leaving me a song that will not die,
Love is now the stardust of yesterday, The music of the years gone by.
 
Chorus:
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 is new, And each kiss an inspiration,
But that was long ago: now my consolation is in the star dust of a song.
Beside a garden wall, When stars are bright, You are in my arms,
The nightingale tells his fairy tale of paradise, Where roses grew.
Tho' I dream in vain, In my heart it will remain:
My stardust melody, The memory of love's refrain.
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Listen to Jim play "Start Dust" on the plectrum banjo (click here)
 
Watch Jim and Carol Wilson perform this song (youtube, click here)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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email: jbott@ix.netcom.com