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Thread #38458   Message #3583595
Posted By: Jim Dixon
12-Dec-13 - 12:24 PM
Thread Name: Second World War Anniversary
Subject: Lyr Add: SLEEPY LAGOON (Lawrence/Coates)
Fiolar mentioned "Sleepy Lagoon" at the beginning of this thread.

BY THE SLEEPY LAGOON (1930) was a light classical instrumental piece by a British composer. An American songwriter added lyrics in 1940; the resulting song was called SLEEPY LAGOON.

Instrumental versions were recorded by Harry James (1942), Tommy Dorsey (1943), Glenn Miller (1942), and others.

Vocal versions were recorded by Vaughn Monroe (1942), Dinah Shore (1942), The Platters (1960), and others.

Words by Jack Lawrence, music by Eric Coates

A sleepy lagoon, a tropical moon,
    And two on an island—
A sleepy lagoon, and two hearts in tune,
    In some lullaby land—
The fireflies' gleam reflects in the stream;
    They sparkle and shimmer.
A star from on high falls out of the sky
    And slowly grows dimmer.

The leaves from the trees all dance in the breeze
    And float on the ripples.
We're deep in a spell as nightingales tell
    Of roses and dew.
The memory of this moment of love
    Will haunt me forever—
A tropical moon, a sleepy lagoon,
    And you.