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Moonlight Serenade Lyrics

Artist: Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller

I stand at your gate and the song that I sing is of moonlight.
I stand and I wait for the touch of your hand in the June night.
The roses are sighing a Moonlight Serenade.

The stars are aglow and tonight how their light sets me dreaming.
My love, do you know that your eyes are like stars brightly beaming?
I bring you and sing you a Moonlight Serenade.

Let us stray till break of day
in love's valley of dreams.
Just you and I, a summer sky,
a heavenly breeze kissing the trees.

So don't let me wait, come to me tenderly in the June night.
I stand at your gate and I sing you a song in the moonlight,
a love song, my darling, a Moonlight Serenade.

Bill Ball


by V,Gonzalez-Garcia on 5/26/2008 7:16pm
It is my opinion that you should include the name of the lyricist along with the other information on this page.His name is Mitchell Parish. Thank you for having this page available. I enjoy music of this genre and era very much.
by Sandy Gomez on 6/2/2008 5:33pm
so beautiful. this music is just wonderful. *sigh* i'm what might be refered to as young but i appreciate this music. this song has inspired me in so many ways.
by Alicia K. on 1/7/2009 3:41pm
this song is just gorgeous. this era of music is such a lost art form. i am a musician in high school, and i know that, sadly, this music is very underappreciated...
by Simon L on 3/12/2009 11:31am
Carly Simon's version of this is one of the most romantic songs i have ever heard.
by Mary X on 9/16/2009 8:20am
I'm listening to Barry Manilow sing this song right now on his Singin' with The Big Bands CD - beautiful song sung by a magnificent artist!
by Raudo Cruz on 4/10/2010 1:43pm
Lulu was the best dog I ever had !!
by Sam S. on 4/20/2010 10:28am
I was born in the early "40"s. My father was a musician. My earliest childhood memories was this beautiful music.
by SUZANNE EVANS on 7/15/2010 2:58pm
I was born in 1939 and I use to dance with my Dad, standing on shoes while he led me across the room..... great memories! This was his favorite song of Glen Miller's.
by Ronald P Scott on 7/17/2010 5:39pm
Another great song from the greatest generation.
by John F. on 10/28/2010 7:36pm
My favorite rendition - Frank Sinatra - I think he made it timeless.
by Mark S. on 10/29/2010 9:31am
I was born in 1960 and think that this is one of the best song ever made. Makes me remember Mom and Dad.
Originally "Moonlight Serenade" was titled "Weep for the Moon" which lyrics (just as beutiful) were...
Weep for the moon, for the moon has no reason to glow now.
Weep for the rose, for the rose has no reason to grow now.
The river won’t flow now,
As I lay me down to weep.

You went away, and the break in my heart isn’t mending.
You went away, and I know there is no happy ending.
There’s no use pretending,
As I lay me down to weep.

When you were mine, the world was mine,
And fate constantly smiled.
Now in its place I have to face,
A pillow of tears, all through the years...

Though you are gone, I still pray that the sun shines above you.
Time marches on, yet I know that I always will love you.
I‘ll keep dreaming of you,
As I lay me down to weep."
by Frani MJ on 11/19/2010 11:09am
This was the song that my husband and I danced to at our wedding..."our song". Even though it wasn't from our era, but, from our parents' era, it seemed a perfect choice...reading these words makes me realize it even more so...we were married in June...22 years ago!
by mark jackson on 2/12/2011 1:08pm
most of the music made after glenns generation just pales in comparison.
by kathryn lacey on 5/13/2011 9:15pm
At 88, I can still feel the thrill ofl listtening to this live at the Meadowbrook in NJ.
It is the song my sweetheart and I loved to and listened to during WWII.l Unfortunately, he did not survive to return to fulfill our dream of a life together. As time as gone by, I have danced to the song with many men - including my husbandf of 56 years - I did not marry until my beloved Richard was declared legally dead (he was a Missing presumed dead). However, Our Song has become My Song and it brings back sweet memories of love and youth and dreams. Too bad our poor young people of today can never know the beauty and tenderness of real love.
by roderick young on 6/14/2011 7:23pm
Thank you Kathryn, for your touching memory. I'm just a kid compared to you - 35 years your junior. I remember playing this song in stage band in high school. I played sax, and this was one of the charts our section could really sing on.
by Peg & Jack F on 6/25/2011 3:14pm
This was our song, we were married for over 68 years, great 68 years and this was our favorite. We sang and danced to this song so many, many times. Glen Miller was our favorite. We lived through the best era, the era of the Big Bands. You have no idea what you have missed.
by Human on 7/8/2011 6:35am
Our school created a musical about the forties and we used this song as the pening song, which may sound strange, but it created the atmosphere of the 1st avt perfectly :D i loove it
by Roland on 8/5/2011 9:08pm
Brings back memories of my dad who was in the Flying Tigers during WW11. One of the best songs ever.
by TheresaD on 9/5/2011 8:42am
Like Mark S, I was also born in 1960. My dad was a WWII vet, Omaha Beach, and my parents used to listen to Glenn Miller and cut a rug when I was a kid. In the 70's I was not interested my parents teaching me to waltz and Lindy Hop, but I wish I had. Moonlight Serenade, Tuxedo Junction and St. Louis Blues March still remain my favorites, some of the best songs of all time.
by Muriel and tony on 11/13/2011 6:32pm
We got engaged went to see the Glen Miller story London odeon.over 55 years ago moonlight Serenade will always mean a lot to us
by John M. on 11/16/2011 10:32pm
One of my biggest regrets was not going with my dear sister to see Glenn Miller live at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha, in 1942. She begged me because our mother would not allow her to go alone. She was 16, I was 14. She didn't go and a month later I heard GM's music on her phonograph. I was so very sad that I had refused her. She was a great girl, my favorite. Glenn Miller died on my 18th birthday over the English Channel. What a loss.
by Herb S. on 2/27/2012 10:43am
Frank Sinatra sings this song on the Best of CD. The best song, with the best voice, just incredible
by DWFan on 3/30/2012 2:54pm
This song was played in the Doctor Who episodes "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances" from the first series (2005). It is the song that Rose and "Jack" dance to on his ship and then it is played on the radio in that storage room place they hide in while they're in the hospital. Of course, that version is an instrumental one.
by malou ordonez on 6/19/2012 4:26am
ang galing nyo walang pa2ntay sa inyo sana magkita tayo mam glenn miller
by Smithy on 6/28/2012 1:54pm
Like many of us born just as WW2 began, we missed the original "big band era" however listening in the 40's with our parents, to the old radio and then watching the band movies (Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman)as teenagers we got hooked on this great music. Though we were responsible for and enjoyed the Rock & Roll we gave the world, the beautiful music and great "big bands remain our favorites.
by MikeS on 8/18/2012 12:08am
I'm only 41, and I always loved the instrumental version since I was in junior high. But hearing Sinatras version with the lyrics truely touched a nerve. Makes me think of my grandparents when they were basicly 20 year old kids. As I've gotten older I've learned to appreciate the fine music of this generation.
by Jaycee 12.39 26th may on 5/25/2013 7:47pm
Moonlight Serenade encapsulates the swing era,the 40,s and of course WW11 along with the closeness which it brought us together as we worried about our loved ones overseas.Todays gen could learn a lot about romance,true love and sacrifice.
by Bob on 8/20/2013 12:40am
I grew up in the 50s but Mom had some Miller records, and I remember Glenn Miller Time in the summer of 1960, on TV. How music can be so beautiful as to bring tears to your eyes is a source of wonder to me. Thank you, GM.
by John on 9/11/2013 4:54pm
Although many groups have covered this classic song, my favorite is by Chicago.
by 6-5000 on 12/3/2013 12:40pm
i love this song its so nice and beautifully writ.
by Jim on 5/9/2014 11:48pm
I was born in 1950 and grew up listening to the "Big Bands". Thats all my dad would play. Glenn Miller, Tommie and Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Ben Pollack, Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra, Louis Armstrong. A golden age of real music that will never be duplicated again.
by George on 12/21/2014 2:24pm
I'm 65, and can remember my mom playing this on a 78 record when I was a child. I always loved the melody, and the elegance of the arrangement. Then a few years ago I heard the Sinatra vocal of this with strings instead of horns, and fell in love with it all over again. The last time I saw my godmother before she passed, we went out to dinner at a restaurant overlooking Lake Chapala near her home in Mexico, and we danced in the moonlight to this song, so now it has an even more beloved memory for me.
by Stan on 1/17/2015 2:21pm
This was the closing song for Haynes at the reins, a local disc jockey in L.A. It would end at midnight. This was the early 1950's and most of us had to have our girlfriends in by then. A very beautiful song for us as teenagers. I remember the big bands clearly, and even now at 78 this one brings back memories.
by Carol on 9/18/2015 2:46pm
This song will always touch. My late husband used to sing it to me any time we were out dancing and the closing number was Moonlight Serenade. Now that he is gone when I hear it I am happy and sad at the same time. It is a beautiful song and will always be my main memory.
by Scotty on 7/5/2016 7:38pm
I was born in 1950 and grew up listening to the "Big Bands". That's all my Mom and Dad would play. Glenn Miller, Tommie and Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Ben Pollack, Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra, Louis Armstrong. A golden age of real music that will never be duplicated again. I have the absolute privilege to sing this real music with a band "The Chicago Show-band 20 great players just having fun, thanks to all the people mentioned in this comment. GO CHICAGO Showband
by Peter Torre London UK on 3/10/2017 12:31pm
This is real music that has stood the test of time, not what we have to suffer today,here today -gone the day before yesterday. Have 51 LP'S and 11 78,s over the years, have also been to Clarinda, Iowa USA for the annual Glenn Miller concert, a wonderful weekend,amgoing again in 2017, well worth the journey over from the UK.
by Peter Torre London UK on 3/10/2017 12:32pm
This is real music that has stood the test of time, not what we have to suffer today,here today -gone the day before yesterday. Have 51 LP'S and 11 78,s over the years, have also been to Clarinda, Iowa USA for the annual Glenn Miller concert, a wonderful weekend,am going again in 2017, well worth the journey over from the UK.
by 'Margie' Rose on 9/28/2017 1:21pm
I am the youngest in a large family and when my brothers enlisted in World War II my father would dance with me while this was playing. I was probably less than a year old.

I've always thought World War I gave us great poetry and World War II great music.

Dance with the one you love while this is playing.
by Vic Galindo on 1/7/2018 11:42am
Glen Miller was not just a great band leader. He was also a great war hero who gave his life for his country. He did not have to enlist in WWII, but wanted to give back to the generation which gave him his deserved success. Mitchell Parish was a neighbor of mine. His daughter married my best friend's older brother. He wrote the lyrics to many great songs of that wonderful musical era - Stardust, Deep Purple, and others. Miller employed him to write the lyrics for Moonlight Serenade.
by Lenny on 2/17/2019 8:25pm
I love it
by Laurence Veras, April 19, 2019 on 4/18/2019 10:28pm
I'm 80, one of those born in the late 30s who was privileged to hear the great music of the swing era. Moonlight Serenade is "the" signature tune of that era.

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