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  1. Moonlight (aka Moon Dreams)

From the album Melange

Adapted with permission from Moon Dreams (aka Moon Dreams) by Chummy MacGregor and Johnny Mercer (Ⓟ Warner Chappell Music), original arrangement by Gil Evans

Moonlight (aka Moon Dreams) adapted and arranged by Mike Kelleher, lyrics by Mike Kelleher and inspired by Paul Verlain's poem Clair de Lune

Lyrics

Moonlight
dancing on the water,
masking
a melancholy melody.
Your soul is hiding
behind the revelry,
laughing your sorrow,
boasting of sad fortune,
while the music
entwines
your moon dreams,
waltzing with the sparrows
until
the forest fills with passion,
a fountain of compassion
for your beautifully sad costume.

Look at the leaves turn
with the gentlest breeze,
revealing a new shade,
hidden colors
like the tempest in your heart,
a pleasant shadow,
yet it’s all just a charade.

Darling,
wake.
Will you
unfold your heart?
Take off the mask
so you can see and be
revealed,
and let the moonlight
shine on
you
tonight.