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Thread #51211   Message #2454875
Posted By: Geoff Wallis
01-Oct-08 - 12:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Bright Silvery Light of the Moon
Subject: RE: Req/ADD: bright silvery light of the moon/p.by
Here's another version of the song cited by Stewie - this one's from Fermanagh.

In the early month of May in the town of Killala
Where the nettles and the holly were in bloom
This young girl she passed me by and she give me the glad eye
Beneath the bright silvery light of the moon.

It was true love at first sight and for me a great delight
So we soon began to step it up and down;
On that day in Killala we were married right away
Beneath the bright silvery light of the moon.

When she squandered all my dough 'til her home I had to go
Such a place to spend our honeymoon
With no fire in the grate, you could see out through the slates.
Beneath the bright silvery light of the moon.

Then said she "We'll go to bed". I was in an awful dread
For I knew that I was going far too soon,
For there upon a peg she hung up her wooden leg
Beneath the bright silvery light of the moon.

There was worse in store for me, for when she began to snore
Sure she blew the blankets all around the room,
And there upon a chair lay her teeth, her golden hair,
Beneath the bright silvery light of the moon.

So it's young men take my advice, always look at your girl twice
For they're always out to catch a soft groom.
To make sure that she's all there, pull her teeth, her leg, her hair,
Beneath the bright silvery light of the moon.