Composer Hoagy Carmichael's famous musical hit "Stardust" began life as "Star Dust," but somehow gradually changed to just one word as more and more singers recorded it. Legend says that Carmichael composed the song at the Keuka Hotel on Keuka Lake in New York State, on an old upright piano, in 1927. Mitchell Parish provided lyrics two years later. Considered an American standard song, Carmichael's 1927 piano version is one of only 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. Over the years, hundreds of musicians have played or sung "Stardust."