Polka Dots and Moonbeams
John Coltrane Lyrics

A country dance was being held in a garden
I felt a bump and heard an "Oh, beg your pardon"
Suddenly I saw polka dots and moonbeams
All around a pug-nosed dream

The music started and was I the perplexed one
I held my breath and said "May I have the next one?"
In my frightened arms, polka dots and moonbeams
Sparkled on a pug-nosed dream
There were questions in the eyes of other dancers
As we floated over the floor
There were questions but my heart knew all the answers
And perhaps a few things more

Now in a cottage built of lilacs and laughter
I know the meaning of the words "Ever after"
And I'll always see polka dots and moonbeams
When I kiss the pug-nosed dream

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Ricardo Pontes

Coltrane plays only between 4:13 and 5:12!
Recorded May 7, 1956
Tracks: Weeja; Polka Dots And Moonbeams; On It Avalon.
Personnel: Donald Byrd: trumpet; John Coltrane: tenor saxophone; Hank Mobley: tenor saxophone; Elmo Hope: piano (leader); Paul Chambers: bass; Philly Joe Jones: drummer.


Incredible recording- only time I every heard Trans have a whispery Prez tone at the beginning of his solo. Remarkable. I don’t think he ever did it again

joel fass

The other tenor play sure sounds like Hank Mobley. I'd about bet on it. Don't know the trumpet, but beautiful sound, phrasing, conception. Donald Byrd? One of those guys like Wilbur Harden? I honestly can't say. Someone pull my coat...

John Cutter

You're on it: it's Donald Byrd as a member of the Elmo Hope Sextet.

Charlie Dicanio

This is elmo hope

Nini Ramanga

He's the best . :-)

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