Moonlight In Vermont

Album: Moonlight In Vermont (1944)
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Songfacts®:

  • John Blackburn wrote the lyrics to this song, with music by Karl Suessdorf. Blackburn was raised in Ohio, but was inspired to write the song after a trip to Vermont.
  • This was a popular big band song of the '40s and '50s, especially in Vermont, as the lyrics describe the idyllic scenery of the state.
  • In the 1980's, the Vermont legislature considered this as a replacement for Vermont's official state song: "Hail Vermont." On May 22, 2000, governor Howard Dean declared "These Green Mountains," written by Diane Martin, the new official state song. >>
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    Jim - Philadelphia, PA, for above 2
  • Margaret Whiting was the first to record this, but many others have sung it over the years, including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Sam Cooke, Linda Ronstadt and Billie Holiday.
  • This song was featured in a scene from the Diane Keaton movie Baby Boom. The scene takes place at a town dance and is performed on screen by the plumber of Keaton's character JC Wyatt. >>
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    Catherine - Allentown, PA
  • Willie Nelson covered this on his hit 1978 standards album, Stardust. He asked his neighbor Booker T. Jones, who lived in the same condo complex in Malibu, to do the arrangement and liked it so much that he enlisted him to produce the whole album.

Comments: 4

  • Svend from Toronto Except for the bridge, this song is a series of haiku lyrics.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 14th 1970, Margaret Whiting performed "Moonlight in Vermont" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    Twenty-five years earlier in 1945 as the featured singer for Billy Butterfield & His Orchestra she took the song to #15 on Billboard's Pop chart...
    Between 1942 and 1967 she sang with ten different orchestras and made the national charts forty-one times; plus nine more time in duets, eight with Jimmy Wakely and once with Bob Hope...
    Margaret Eleanor Whiting passed away on January 10th, 2011 at the age of 86...
    May she R.I.P.
  • Mark from Lewistown, PaThe penultimate version of this song was recorded by Willie Nelson on his 1977 album, "Stardust"
    Anyone else agree with me?
  • Catherine from Allentown, PaThis song was featured in a scene from the Diane Keaton movie "Baby Boom". The scene takes place at a town dance and is performed onscreen by JC Wyatt's (Keaton's) plumber.
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