|Illustration by Rackham, A.|
Once upon a time, in the USA, there were two men who wrote some of the best songs ever heard. While singing about Cinderella, they showed us the excitement of a night at the palace, and gave us a breath of the sweet scent of a summer night.
"Refrain: A lovely night, a lovely night, a finer night you'll never see. You meet your prince..." well, of course he is "a charming one". Rodgers and Hammerstein go on to visualize "the stars in a hazy heaven" trembling above the two lovers. Then Cinderella runs, with "on her lips, a kiss", which she will always remember, that "lovely, lovely night."
From: The Rodgers and Hammerstein Songbook. Simon & Shuster Inc. and Williamson Inc. (1958)
I don't think this one here, on Amazon, is the one that I used. Mine came from the LINK+ network, via the Berkeley Public Library.