Lyrics by Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics published on The Complete Lyrics of Lorenz Hart
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MGM Song #384 is dated November 27, 1933, and was registered for copyright as an unpublished work by Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer, December 15, 1933.
Dropped before the film was released.

Tag: Dream /


Noisy parties of drunken buffoons,
Jazz bands screeching detestable tunes,
Odor of cigarettes, stench of cigars,
That' s why I want to walk under the stars!
Hollow laughter and scrambled affairs,
Lifted eyebrows and gossip and stares,
Parlors and people are shackles and bars.
That' s why I want to walk under the stars!


My friend the night
Looks down on me
With gentle eyes of the stars,
My friend the night.

His touch is light on me;
His fingers are the summer breeze in its flight,
My friend the night.
When he lifts his voice in boisterous commotion,
He blows a gale of laughter in my ear.
He slaps me with a surging of the ocean
As a symbol of his devotion!
My friend the night
Looks down on me
And watches while I sleep.
He holds me tight,
My friend the night.
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