The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72121   Message #2497950
Posted By: Shantymam
19-Nov-08 - 04:55 PM
Thread Name: Origins/ADD: Meet Me Tonight in the Moonlight
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meet Me Tonight in the Moonlight
The notes at the bottom of the Mudcat lyrics say that the song is based on "The Prisoner's Song". This is a VERY old Irish ballad, dating back at least two centuries, while Vernon Dalhart's version is only from the 1930's, and was the flip side of the first million-selling single record, "Old Number 97".