Billie Holiday Moonlight In Vermont

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"Moonlight in Vermont" is a popular song about the U.S. state of Vermont, written by John Blackburn and Karl Suessdorf and published in 1943.

The lyrics are very unusual for an American pop song of the 1940s, because they do not rhyme and are impersonal, focusing mostly on the sensory appeal of the Vermont countryside while alluding briefly to romance. The lyrics are also metrically subtle—each verse (not counting the bridge) is a haiku. The song is considered an unofficial state song of Vermont and is frequently played as the first dance song at Vermont wedding receptions.

An early version was recorded by Margaret Whiting in 1943. The song was also recorded by Jo Stafford in 1946, Willie Nelson in 1978, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong in 1956, Earl Grant in 1961 and Frank Sinatra in 1957. Captain Beefheart recorded a song called "Moonlight on Vermont" for his album Trout Mask Replica (1969), which could be considered a parody of this song.

Recorded versions

* Ray Anthony
* Louis Armstrong
* Chet Baker
* Tony Bennett
* Johnny Hartman on his album Songs From the Heart
* Acker Bilk
* Stanley Black
* Les Brown and his Band of Renown
* Jimmy Bruno
* Johnny Smith
* Charlie Byrd
* Benny Carter
* Ray Charles
* Rosemary Clooney
* Nat King Cole
* Sam Cooke
* The Dorsey Brothers
* Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
* Billy Eckstine
* Percy Faith
* Ella Fitzgerald
* Stan Getz
* Dizzy Gillespie
* Earl Grant
* Stephane Grappelli
* Buddy Greco
* Earl Hines
* Billie Holiday
* Ahmad Jamal
* Walter Jackson on his album Best of Walter Jackson:Welcome Home
* Stan Kenton
* Teddi King
* Frankie Laine
* Gordon Langford
* Lataamon Laulajat (Finnish translation "Luumäen kuun valo")
* Kevin Mahogany * on Big Band
* Johnny Mathis
* Kevin Mahogany
* Carmen McRae
* Jane Monheit
* Nana Mouskouri
* Gerry Mulligan
* Willie Nelson on his popular album of standards, Stardust.
* Kira Neris (Frank Sinatra's vocals sampled on "Open Doors")
* Oscar Peterson
* Bucky Pizzarelli (album Doug and Bucky)
* Louis Prima
* Linda Ronstadt
* Neil Sedaka
* Zoot Sims
* Frank Sinatra
* Kate Smith
* Jo Stafford
* Sonny Stitt
* Mel Tormé
* Leslie Uggams
* Caterina Valente
* Sarah Vaughan
* Margaret Whiting
* Bobby Womack
* Thomas Anders
* Don Byas – anthropology
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