The song “Moonlight Serenade” by Frank Sinatra was originally composed by Glenn Miller in 1935. It was a very large part of the big band era which consisted of a music group of around 10 musicians playing instruments such as trumpets and saxophones. The song actually evolved from on of Miller’s previous songs titled, “Now I Lay Me Down to Weep”. It is featured on Sinatra’s 1996 album Moonlight Sinatra. An immense amount of exposure was created when Sinatra released his version of this beautiful song.
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 I 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 kissin’ 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