Pale Vanilla Moon

Story Behind The Song

Originally was a folk/Americana/country style tune, Carolina Moon. It was suggested to re-imagine it as a jazz standard ballad. Welcome back to the 1950's...

Song Description

Young man & a marriage proposal...Originally this was a folk/Americana/country tune "Carolina Moon".

Song Length 2:25 Genre Jazz - General, Jazz - Standards
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood In High Spirits, Content Subject General, Joy
Language English Era 1950 - 1959

Lyrics

PALE VANILLA MOON





Copyright: 2023 Bill Dake ASCAP
Lyrics and Music: Bill Dake


A PALE VANILLA MOON
Peekin' through the branches
Silver shadow dances
Lights the path
That leads to your front door
Makes my spirits soar
PALE VANILLA MOON

Crickets by the creek
Rubbin' wings together
Lovin' the warmer weather
Sing a song
That says "I'm almost there"
Soon I'll get to share
This PALE VANILLA MOON

Old shoes polished
New shirt pressed
Words well practiced
Hidden in my vest
I'll check my pocket
For that precious stone
That's hopin' to find a home

We'll be sittin' on the porch
Hearts and minds combinin'
Fingers intertwinin'
Makin' plans
That only we can know
Soakin' up the glow
Of this PALE VANILLA MOON

Soft Breeze
A starry veil
Sweet kiss 'neath this
PALE VANILLA MOON

Not the first time I've listened to this number. One of many by an artist for whom I have a genuine respect. Music and lyrics here that are two sides of a precious coin, a gold one at that. But one of a chest full to be sure.

Lyrics Bill Dake Music Bill Dake
Producer Bill Dake Performance Bill Dake
This track is on 2 Broadjam Top 10 Lists
Top 10 List Rank
Washington #4
Jazz #10
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Signal 30 Signal 30's 4th Playlist 10/23/2023

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