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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.
And now the pur -ple dusk of twi -light time Steals a -cross the mead -ows of my heart,
High up in the sky the lit -tle stars climb, Al -ways re -mind -ing me that we're a -part.
You wand -ered down the lane of far -a -way, Leav -ing me a song that will not die,
Love is now the star -dust of yes -ter -day, The mus -ic of the years gone by.
Some -times I won -der why I spend the lone -ly night Dream -ing of a song?
The mel -o -dy haunts my re -ve -rie, And I am once a -gain with you,
When our love is new, and each kiss an in -spir -a -tion,
But that was long a -go: now my con -so -la -tion is in the star dust of a song.
Be -side a gar -den wall, when stars are bright, You are in my arms,
The night -in -gale tells his fair -y tale of pa -ra -dise, where ros -es grew.
Tho' I dream in vain, In my heart it will re -main:
My star -dust mel -o -dy, The mem -o -ry of love's re -frain.
Sound Clip:
Listen to Jim play "Start Dust" on the plectrum banjo (mp3 file, 720k)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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