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Stardust Revisited

"And now the purple dusk of twilight time
Steals across the meadows of my heart"
Almost a hundred years ago
When love songs were tender and slow
People were still named Hoagy
And tough guys were called Bogie
The term Stardust  came to mind
Of a student while he dined

"You wander down the lane and far away
Leaving me a song that will not die"
At first he heard just the tune
With help the lyrics came soon
Life was slower back then
And it took time to "catch wind"
So Stardust rose to the top
Slowly with a skip and a hop

"You are in my arms
The nightingale tells his fairy tale"
Nat King Cole ensured number one
Sinatra came when Nat was done
Common folk sang it by day
It brought a smile come what may
And a classic came to be
No doubt it was for you and me

"My stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain"
No matter how long ago
The words are true we all know
A lost love no matter the reason
Will live forever in season 
"Though I dream in vain
In my heart it will remain"

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