Who Sang Stardust? George Benson

George Benson Tenderly cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Christopher Gentry, John Hutchinson Dean, Matthew Everitt, Simon Ian White, Stuart Black
release date: 1989
genres: Jazz
styles: Soul-Jazz/Smooth Jazz
length: 6:04
membranophone: Herlin Riley
piano: McCoy Tyner
vocal: George Benson
double bass: Ron Carter
guitar: George Benson
composer: Hoagy Carmichael
lyricist: Mitchell Parish
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 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, how I spend
The lonely nights
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
And now my consolation is in the stardust of a song

Besides the garden wall, when stars are bright
You are in my arms
The nightingale
Tells his fairytale
Of paradise, where roses grew
Though I dream in vain
In my heart it will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain.

CD 1
  • 1 You Don't Know What Love Is
  • 2 Stella by Starlight
  • 3 Stardust
  • 4 At the Mambo Inn
  • 5 Here, There and Everywhere
  • 6 This Is All I Ask
  • 7 Tenderly
  • 8 I Could Write a Book