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Thread #107305   Message #2224746
Posted By: GUEST,Deb Horn
30-Dec-07 - 04:18 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr. Moon
Subject: RE: Goodnight Mr Moon
Hi Sarah

My nan (born 1905) sang this to my mum, my mum sang it to me and I did to my boys. The words I know are slightly different to yours. There is a tune to the verse that you have printed and then my nan would add another verse which was spoken rather than sung. These are the words I know

Goodnight Mr Moon, we will have to go and leave you
Goodnight Mr Moon, come again to see us soon
And when we're asleep
Through the window you will peep
And we'll wake up and call out
Goodnight Mr Moon

Up and down the moonbeams bright
Do the fairies dance all night?
Nursie says "I'm sure they do"
So of course it must be true
In your starry nest
Do you ever rest?
Goodnight Mr Moon

I have no idea of the origin but love the rhyme. My younger son, in particular, used to ask me to sing it every night when he was very young. I'm so glad someone else knows it too!