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Thread #166121   Message #3992029
Posted By: Joe Offer
12-May-19 - 11:11 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Was Blue Moon a hymn?
Subject: RE: Origins: Was Blue Moon a hymn?
I posted the Blue Moon lyrics in another thread, but here they are again.

Thread #8929   Message #56460
Posted By: Joe Offer
30-Jan-99 - 03:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Blue Moon (R Rodgers, L Hart)
Subject: ADD: Blue Moon (Rodgers & Hart)

Hmmmm. a forum search discloses that requests for this song come up once in a blue....
The song, written by Rodgers & Hart in 1934, actually has verses:
(Richard Rodgers, music; Lorenz Hart, lyrics)

Verse 1
Once upon a time,
Before I took up smiling,
I hated the moonlight!
Shadows of the night
That poets find beguiling
Seemed flat as the moonlight.
With no one to stay up for,
I went to sleep at ten.
Life was a bitter cup for
The saddest of all men.
    Blue Moon,
    You saw me standing alone,
    Without a dream in my heart,
    Without a love of my own.
    Blue moon,
    You knew just what I was there for,
    You heard me saying a prayer for,
    Someone I really could care for.
    And then there suddenly appeared before me,
    The only one my arms will ever hold,
    I heard somebody whisper, "Please adore me,"
    And when I looked,
    The moon had turned to gold!
    Blue moon,
    Now I'm no longer alone,
    Without a dream in my heart,
    Without a love of my own.
Verse 2
Once upon a time,
My heart was just an organ.
My life had no mission.
Now that I have you,
To be rich as Morgan
Is my one ambition.
Once I woke at seven,
Hating the morning light
Now I awake in Heaven
And all the world's all right.
Repeat Refrain

-Joe Offer-
Post revised 8 January 2005.

Source: Reading Lyrics, Gottlieb & Kimball, 2000
also: The Complete Lyrics of Lorenz Hart, edited by Dorothy Hart and Robert Kimball.