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Barry T Lyr Add: The Man in the Moon (4) The Man in the Moon 21 May 02


Here is a new set of original lyrics for an old traditional waltz. I'd be thrilled if they could be added to the Digital Traditions collection!

The Man in the Moon

When I was a baby my Mother would say
"Sleep gently, my Darling. Goodnight and sleep tight.
Just gaze out the window, look far far away
For the old man that smiles so bright, every night."

Chorus
"The Moon, the Moon, the Man in the Moon
His watch will be keeping while you lie here sleeping."
"Sweet dreams" she would whisper, "He'll be here tonight
To shine on you gently until morning's light."

When I was a child she'd still kiss me goodnight
Long after I'd fallen asleep in my bed
She'd look down upon me in glimmering light
To a baby no longer, these words she still said.

Chorus

One day I grew older and she went away
My memories have faded, the years they have flown
Still I fondly remember the words she did say
Now I have a child of my own, very own.

Chorus
"The Moon, the Moon, the Man in the Moon
His watch will be keeping while you lie here sleeping."
"Sweet dreams" I now whisper, "He'll be here tonight
To shine on you gently until morning's light."

These lyrics are placed into the Public Domain. Barry Taylor, May 2002.


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