Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

East of the Sun (and west of the moon)

1934 Brooks Bowman

Brooks Bowman wrote this jazz standard a few years before he tragically died in a car accident (he was 23 years old) He most likely based the title on  a Norwegian fairy tale where a prince and his step-mother live ‘east of the sun and west of the moon.’”

“East of the sun and west of the moon
We’ll build a dream house of love dear
Near to the sun in the day
Near to the moon at night

We’ll live in a lovely way dear
Living our love and pale moonlight
Just you and I, forever and a day
Love will not die, we’ll keep it that way”


Favorite Recordings

Sarah Vaughan / Miles Davis

Frank Sinatra

Stan Getz

Diana Krall