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Thread #166121   Message #3991984
Posted By: GUEST,Tony aka Pismotality
12-May-19 - 03:44 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Was Blue Moon a hymn?
Subject: Was Blue Moon a hymn?
I know that Rodgers and Hart's Blue Moon was orginally The Bad in Every Man, and that there is currently some controversy about whether the song was originally written by someone else (see piece here by the daughter of the alleged songwriter), but today on the Radio 4 programme Broadcasting House, during a discussion about songs being adopted as football chants, someone said that Blue Moon was originally a hymn. Is that just plain wrong, as I suspect, or does anyone know anything about that?