Serenade (Overhead the Moon is Beaming)

Sung by Mario Lanza, American tenor

Sung by Jan Peerce, American tenor; and Giorgio Tozzi, American bass

Serenade, aka Moonlight Serenade
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly
1924

Lyrics as sung by Mario Lanza in the 1954 film “The Student Prince”

Overhead, the moon is beaming
White as blossoms on the bough
Nothing is heard but the song of a bird
Filling all the air with dreaming

Could I hear this song forever
Calling to my heart anew, my darling
While I drift along forever
Lost in a dream of you

I hear your voice in the wind that stirs the willows
I see your face in the stars that shine above
(Hold me closer, tonight we love)
The willows bending, the stars that shine
The shore lights blending, they’re yours and mine
Drifting along, in my heart there’s a song
And the song in my heart will not fade
Oh, hear my serenade, my moonlight serenade

(Love me)

Overhead, the moon is beaming
White as blossoms on the bough
Nothing is heard but the song of a bird
Filling all the air with dreaming

Could this beauty last forever
I would ask for nothing more, believe me
Let this night but live forever
Forever and ever more

Serenade Phrasing

O-ver-head the moon is bea-ming /
White as blos-soms on the bough /
No-thing is heard but the song of a bird /
Fill-ing all the air with drea-ming /

Could I hear this song for-e-ver /
Cal-ling to my heart a-new / my dar-ling
While I drift a-long for-ever /
Lost in a dream of you /

I hear your voice in the wind that stirs the wil-lows /
I see your face in the stars that shine a-bove /
[ Hold me clo-ser / to-night we love / ]
The wil-lows ben-ding / the stars that shine /
The shore lights blen-ding / they’re yours and mine /
Drif-ting a-long / in my heart there’s a song /
And the song in my heart will not fade /
Oh / hear / my se-re-nade / my moon-light se-re-nade

[ Oh / Love me / ]

O-ver-head / the moon is bea-ming /
White as blos-soms on the bough /
No-thing is heard but the song of a bird /
Fil-ling all the air with drea-ming /

Could this beau-ty last for-e-ver /
I would ask for no-thing more /
be-lieve me /
Let this night but live for-e-ver /
For-e-ver / and e-ver more!

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