Who Sang Midnight Sun? Julie London

Julie London Julie cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Johnny Mercer, J. Francis Burke, Lionel Hampton
release date: 1957
genres: Jazz Pop
styles: Vocal/Easy Listening
length: 2:28
producer: Bobby Troup
engineer: Ted Keep
conductor: Jimmy Rowles
orchestra: Jimmy Rowles and His Orchestra
vocal: Julie London
composer: Lionel Hampton, Sonny Burke
lyricist: Johnny Mercer
Your lips were like a red and ruby chalice,
Warmer than the Summer night.
The clouds were like an alabaster palace,
Rising to a snowy height.
Each star its own Aurora Borealis,
Suddenly you held me tight,
I could see the midnight sun.

I can't explain the silver rain that found me,
Or was that a moonlit veil?
The music of the universe around me,
Or was that a nightingale?
And then your arms miraculously found me,
Suddenly the sky turned pale,
I could see the midnight sun.

Was there such a night?
It's still a thrill I don't quite believe;
But after you were gone
There was still some stardust on my sleeve!

The flame of it may dwindle to an ember,
And the stars forget to shine,
And we may see the meadow in December,
Icy white and crystalline.
But oh, my darlin', always I'll remember
When your lips were close to mine,
And I saw the midnight sun.

The flame of it may dwindle to an ember,
And the stars forget to shine,
And we may see the meadow in December,
Icy white and crystalline.
But oh, my darlin', always I'll remember
When your lips were close to mine,
And I saw the midnight sun,
The midnight sun,
The midnight sun,
The midnight sun.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Somebody Loves Me
  • 2 Dream of You
  • 3 Daddy
  • 4 Bye Bye Blackbird
  • 5 Free and Easy
  • 6 All My Life
  • 7 When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin’ Along
  • 8 Midnight Sun
  • 9 You’re Getting to Be a Habit With Me
  • 10 Don’cha Go ’way Mad
  • 11 (Back Home Again) In Indiana
  • 12 For You