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Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr. Moon

GUEST,Sarah 28 Dec 07 - 12:42 PM
katlaughing 28 Dec 07 - 01:22 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 28 Dec 07 - 03:00 PM
katlaughing 28 Dec 07 - 04:42 PM
GUEST,Deb Horn 30 Dec 07 - 04:18 AM
GUEST,Guest Sarah 30 Dec 07 - 06:20 PM
GUEST,Deb 30 Dec 07 - 06:58 PM
GUEST,julie 07 Mar 10 - 11:43 AM
GUEST,Gaynor 12 Apr 10 - 10:51 AM
GUEST,Gaynor 12 Apr 10 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,Judith 05 May 10 - 05:57 PM
GUEST,Patricia Chippendale Nelson in Lancashire 11 May 10 - 09:24 AM
Jim Dixon 14 May 10 - 03:52 PM
Jim Dixon 14 May 10 - 04:30 PM
Jim Dixon 16 May 10 - 10:24 PM
GUEST,Tannywheeler 17 May 10 - 09:57 PM
GUEST,Heather Ringstead 22 May 10 - 03:16 PM
GUEST,JO 02 Jun 10 - 07:16 AM
GUEST,Jo 02 Jun 10 - 08:47 AM
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Subject: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Sarah
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 12:42 PM

Wondering if anyone can help?
My Grandma used to sing this to me, and I now sing it to my children, but no one else has ever heard of it. Does anyone know the origin and is there any more verses? I would love to find out.
The version I know is as follows;

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

Many thanks
Sarah


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Subject: RE: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 01:22 PM

You can listen to a portion of it on THIS CD, though the audio is kind of muffled.

There's also this from an earlier thread:

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 08:28 AM

Our song went .....

Good night to Mr. Moon. We shall have to go and leave you.
Good night to Mr. Moon. Come again to see us soon,
And when we are asleep, through the window pane you peep.
We wake up and shout out, "Good night to Mr. Moon."
Have you got a mother dear like the one we have down here?
Do you ever rest in your starry nest?
Good night to Mr. Moon. We shall have to go and leave you.
Good night to Mr. Moon. Come again to see us soon.

Think from 1930 any one know as my gran sang this and my mother to me. Thanks from JO


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Subject: RE: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 03:00 PM

kat - it's not the one you linked - the lyrics for that are available online (Goodnight Mister Moon) and they're not the same (doesn't have to mr moon).

Mick


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Subject: RE: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 04:42 PM

Thanks for the link, Mick. Looks as though there are several similar songs. I only had linked and copied the others as possibles for the one "Guest, Sarah" is apparently looking for.


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Subject: RE: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Deb Horn
Date: 30 Dec 07 - 04:18 AM

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!


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Subject: RE: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Guest Sarah
Date: 30 Dec 07 - 06:20 PM

Hi Debbie,
Many thanks for that you've really made my day, It is lovely to hear how someone else has enjoyed the rhyme, and shared it with their family as I still do. Hopefully someone else out there may know more.
Thanks also to Katlaughing and Mick for you're support of my quest.

If anyone else has further info re origin and further versions I would love to hear. I am originally from Lancashire, England. Is it known only to there or further a field?
Heres hoping
Sarah


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Subject: RE: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Deb
Date: 30 Dec 07 - 06:58 PM

Hi Sarah

Glad to be of help. I am in the South of England (Kent) which is some way from Lancashire so I imagine it was known more widely at one time. I'll be watching this thread with interest to see if anyone else has any more information.

Deb


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,julie
Date: 07 Mar 10 - 11:43 AM

My grandma used to sing this to all of us:

Goodnight, Mr. Moon. Very soon into bed we'll be creeping,
As you trace in your face sweet moonbeams gently peeping.
Goodnight, Mr. Moon. High up there in your house so bright,
Look down on the sleeping children. Goodnight, Mr. Moon, goodnight.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Gaynor
Date: 12 Apr 10 - 10:51 AM

My Gran also used to sing this to me, back in the 60's and i still sing it to my children . We live in bucks, and because of the age , i wondered if it may have been an ovalteenies song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Gaynor
Date: 12 Apr 10 - 10:57 AM

sorry forgot to say that ours went:-
Goodnight Mr Moon, We will have to go and leave you,
Goodnight Mr Moon, Come again and see us soon,
And when we're asleep
Through the window pane you'll peep,
We'll wake up and call out
Good night Mr Moon.
Out along the Milky way
Is there any place like home?
Have you got a mummy dear
Like the one we have down here?
In your starry nest do you ever rest,
Goodnight Mr Moon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Judith
Date: 05 May 10 - 05:57 PM

Hi All,
Same as Gaynors version, my Nan also sang it to us in the 60s, she was born 1908. It had been playing on my mind for a while and I had to look it up and found this thread!
We are in West Wales so it looks like it probably was widely known! Something that was mentioned was it could have been an Olvatinees song and that rings a bell, I think I can remember my mother saying something of the sort. Thanks a lot for sharing memories


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Patricia Chippendale Nelson in Lancashire
Date: 11 May 10 - 09:24 AM

Hello there, I used to sing this song with my sister and parents whenever we had been out for the day. I have frequently searched for a copy but always to no avail. Hope someday someone will turn up with a copy


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOOD-NIGHT MR. MOON (Dawson/Von Tilzer)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 May 10 - 03:52 PM

I was pretty excited when I first ran across references to this song, but it turns out not to be the same one most people are talking about. Oh well, might as well post it anyway.


GOOD-NIGHT MR. MOON
(Words, Eli Dawson. Music, Albert Von Tilzer)

1. Honey dear, this nook is lonely. I have a fear
Someone is near. Let's move from here.
I would feel funny if someone were to hear
Sweet nothings that you whisper in my ear.
The moon is shining. Folks can't help but know.
Bid him "good-night" and then perhaps he'll go.

CHORUS:
Good-night, good-night, Mister Moon.
Hide your face so we can spoon.
We just can't make love in front of you (and why not?)
Don't you see that we are bashful too?
Good-night, good-night, Mister Moon.
Close your bright eyes. Won't you go to sleep?
And don't you dare to peep.
Good-night (good-night, good-night), Mister Moon.

2. Honey dear, the winds are blowing. I have a fear
Raindrops are near. It's lightning, dear.
I can hear thunder. We must run home quick, dear,
'Cause mother doesn't worry when you're near.
The moon's so angry, tears he has to shed.
He knew just what we meant when we both said:
CHORUS


Words, Eli Dawson. Music, Albert Von Tilzer.
New York: The York Music Co., 1911.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 May 10 - 04:30 PM

Oops! Forgot to mention that the above transcription comes from sheet music that I found at Indiana University. (Click for PDF file.)

In addition, I found that the Online 78-rpm Discography project lists the following recordings:

Al Campbell & Henry Burr: GOODNIGHT MR MOON (Von Tilzer), Columbia A-1161, 1912.

American Quartet: GOODNIGHT MR MOON (Dawson/Von Tilzer), Victor 17046, 1912.

Will Osborne & His Orchestra: GOODNIGHT MR MOON, Melotone 12301, 1932.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 May 10 - 10:24 PM

I found another blog where someone else is looking for the rest of the lyrics. She quoted this:

Goodnight Mr Moon,
I shall have to go and leave you.
Goodnight Mr Moon,
Hurry home but come back soon.
And when I'm asleep
Through my window pane you'll peep
And I'll wake up-
And call out-
Goodnight, Mr Moon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Tannywheeler
Date: 17 May 10 - 09:57 PM

I know a round:

"Mr. Moon, Mr. Moon you're out to soon.
The Sun is still in the sky.
Hurry back to bed & cover up your head
And let the rest of the day go by."

Not the same thing, I know. But fun to sing. Don't know if there's any recording of the tune. Tw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Heather Ringstead
Date: 22 May 10 - 03:16 PM

My Mother and Grandmother (b. 1904) used to sing this to me and my sister when we were little and I sang it to my daughter too.

The words we sing are exactly the same as Debbie Guest wrote them ("reply to thread" dated 30 Dec 07) but we sing another "Good night" after the final "Good night Mr Moon".

I have trawled the internet and haven't been able to find out who wrote it or sang it originally.

It is good to know that other people are still singing this lullaby.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,JO
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 07:16 AM

HELLO All , I put the below verses up on 17 Sep 07...So very Happy to see the extra verses never thought I would ever see any ,so a big THANKS to those who posted them.. Still living in hope to find a printed version of the music & words. Lets all keep looking, must be something more for us all out on the Web.. It seems this song means alot to a select few of special people I feel honoured.Thanks from JO...Very soon I will upload a sound track of Mum & I singing the song.


Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 08:28 AM

Our song went .....

Good night to Mr. Moon. We shall have to go and leave you.
Good night to Mr. Moon. Come again to see us soon,
And when we are asleep, through the window pane you peep.
We wake up and shout out, "Good night to Mr. Moon."
Have you got a mother dear like the one we have down here?
Do you ever rest in your starry nest?
Good night to Mr. Moon. We shall have to go and leave you.
Good night to Mr. Moon. Come again to see us soon.

Think from 1930 any one know as my gran sang this and my mother to me. Thanks from JO


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Jo
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 08:47 AM

i have uploaded our version of the song - for all to "enjoy".

This version was recorded in 2004 and we apologise for the quality, but we never intended it to go to air!!!!!!!!

http://www.webscreative.com.au/Good_night_mr_moon.php

if this song brings back any memories, please let me know.

thank you.

Jo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Jo
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 08:49 AM

let me try that link again please....

http://www.webscreative.com.au/Good_night_mr_moon.php

Thank you.


Jo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Sara B
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 10:09 PM

I've just now read all the many messages about the lovely lullaby Goodnight Mr. Moon (we will have to go and leave you). Like many of you, my nan sang it to my mum, then she sang it to me and I now sing it to my children. I too wish i could find the origin of this song, as its lovely. For the longest time i thought that it was just a family song that my nan(or possibly great-nan) had made up. Its neat to see that its become a family favorite that has spanned many generations. Bless you all for your messages and thank you Jo for the link!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Sammy B
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 04:01 PM

I have just finished singing this to my three year old. (With the inclusion of a made-up verse of my own!) It was sung to my Mum by a great Uncle who lived in the Greater Manchester area and until I read this thread, I too thought it was just 'a family song'. It has now made its way to Cornwall, where my brother frequently sings it to my two nephews. Our version is:

Goodnight Mr Moon,
I shall have to go and leave you.
Goodnight Mr Moon,
I'll come again and see you soon
And when I'm asleep
Through the window pane you'll peep
And I'll wake up-
And call out-
Goodnight, Mr Moon.

Ni night Mr Moon fans! xx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 06:54 PM

night night mr moon, i shall have to go and leave you,
night night mr moon, come back and see me soon.
And when i'm asleep through my window pane you peep,
i wake up and call out, night night mr moon.

My parents sang this to me, my brother and sister, they now sing it to their grandchildren and I to my children...its lovely xx


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Subject: : Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Felicity
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 01:03 PM

My Nanny (Maternal Grandmother) used to sing this to us every night when we visited and lived in England. But she used to sing a slightly different version,

Up above the moonbeams bright,
Do the fairies dance all night
Nursey says she's sure they do
so, of course, it must be true
In your stary nest
do you ever rest
Good Night Mister Moon
Come again to see us soon
And when we're asleep
through the window pane you'll peep
and we'll wake up and call out good night Mr. Moon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Rita Mills
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 07:10 PM

Hi, my Dad used to sing this to my sisters and I when we were small. Unfortunately we lost our Dad in 2008 and we have been trying to find out all the words since then. I was thrilled when I came across this thread and now feel sure it's the same one. He was our 'Mr Moon' and this holds very special and precious memories for us, so thank you to everyone that has posted.

Good night to all you Mr Moon fans and a special 'Goodnight' to our 'Mr Moon', we miss you every day Dad X.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Steve at Doortique (Huddersfield)
Date: 06 Jan 11 - 07:28 AM

Hi,
Regarding your lullaby, My Granddad used to sing this to me at bedtime during the Late 50,s early 60s.and I sing it to all my grandchildren
I think you have written the main of the song, but my granddad
used to sing before it;

Gentle moon that gives us light,
Through the long and stormy night,
Will you kindly tell us pray
Where you go to in the day.

In your Starry nest,
Do you ever rest
?
Goodnight mr moon, we shall..........
and you know the rest, hope this helps


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Jo
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 08:27 AM

Hi guys - i thought you might like to have this link to my website. My Mother and I still sing this song regularly. I had put this link earlier in the forum (Dated 2 june 2010). Here it is... please enjoy


http://www.webscreative.com.au/Good_night_mr_moon.php

Good night fellow MOONERs

Jo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Jo
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 08:47 AM

So Happy to be getting lots of Verses to put all together.Now a Big Qusetion can anyone tell us who wrote the song & when?.Again its so very wonderful to get this far in our search.Thanks so much each & everyone of you Goodnight Mr moon Fans.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Feb 11 - 05:04 PM

Hello Jo,

I have just discovered your version of "Goodnight, Mr Moon" and think it's fantastic! You were having so much fun. My mum used to sing it to my daughters, now in their 30s with their own children, in the 1970s. They loved it, and I sing it to my grandchildren.
I've never known the words which follow 'We'll wake up, and shout out, "Goodnight, Mr Moon"" so I'll take them down from yours.
I never thought to find other people knowing this song, and now feel quite elated! Incidentally, my mum was from High Wycombe in Bucks, and I am near Norwich.

Another way to find out more is to contact our local radio stations. They could put out a request for info, and even people singing it. Just a thought.

Best wishes, Judy Aslin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Jo
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 01:52 AM

Hi Judy ,       I am also so elated to find lots more words to our special song. Glad you enjoyed our little part ,& yes Mum & I did have fun & still do love to sing Mr Moon especially during a Full moon....
                               With all the other verses above in the feed back we can get alot of words together for Mr Moon.I know this is such a Wonderful thing that we ALL can do & it is so important to so many Mr Mooners. To pull together like this on our Quest for answers is such a WONDERFUL ADVENTURE .Thanks all again for alll the input .Best wishes From Jo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Loredana
Date: 22 Apr 11 - 08:38 PM

I am thrilled to find this thread. I have learned this lullaby from my mother-in-law and it is a favourite of all of the children. We have all wondered where it originated from and if her grandmother made it up since no-one else was familiar with it. It was great to find some additional lyrics. She is from Bedford, UK. Thanks for helping to solve this 'mystery'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Jo
Date: 29 Apr 11 - 02:21 AM

Hi my grandmother learnt this song from the Midlands uk at about 6 years old ,that was back in 1914 born in 1908.
Loredana did you see the link to the song re 2 june 10 , we sang what we know. mum & I live in Australia now.
Thanks for the feed back all helps from Jo....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,laviniacr
Date: 03 Jul 11 - 02:09 AM

My mother was born in 1918. We lived in N. Ireland and she used to
sing this to us. I'm in Australia now and was trying to remember it to sing to my 3 year old grandson who has a fascination with the moon.
The only difference is that Mum sang "Goodnight gentle moon" not Mr. Moon. I can't remember the tune very well and tried to download it, but it won't work for me.
Thanks for the memories.
Lavinia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Jo
Date: 13 Jul 11 - 11:21 AM

Hi Lavinia, Mum and I sing the song regularly. You can find our recorging here:
http://www.webscreative.com.au/Good_night_mr_moon.php

...you may need to install windows media player for your browser.

Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Jess
Date: 24 Aug 11 - 06:35 PM

Hi, my grandpa used to sing this to me when I was little. I've always wanted to find out more about the song/lullaby as its a precious memory to me of him.. and onedayyy id like to pass it on to my children in memory of him. I can't remember the version that he used to sing and can only vaguely remember the tune which saddens me, but thanks to this site Iv deffinatly come close to re-discovering. It's strange how Goodnight Mr moon seems to have been forgotten about, perhaps it was a lullaby from my grandfathers generation, perhaps something related to the war? Would be so interesting to find out more about it before the lullaby dies out completley. My grandpa was from northamptonshire and was a policeman. If somebody knows more about the history of Goodnight Mr Moon, please share!! Thanks :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Aug 11 - 03:48 PM

Hello

My welsh MamGi used to sing it to me when i was a little girl, the version i know is....

Mr Moon that gives us light
Throught the long and stary night
will you kindly, tell me pray
where you go to in the day?

In your stary nest
Do you every rest?

Good night Mr Moon
we shall have to go and leave you
but when,we're asleep
through the window pain you'll peep
i'll wake up
and call out

thanks very one, its been lovely listening to some many similar stories.
Good night Mr Moon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Anrew Nicholson
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 03:32 PM

My mum sang this version to me in the 1950's

Good night Mr Moon
Come again and see me soon
And while I'm asleep
Through the window pain you'll peep.
And I'll wake up in the Morning
With the sun apon my face
Good night Mr Moon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Mrs Emma
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 04:35 PM

Hi my grampa used to sing this to me:

"goodnight mr moon,
We going to bed, well see you soon,
And if we're asleep,
through the windowpane you'll peep,
We'll wake up, and call out,
Goodnight mister moon"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Mary
Date: 04 May 12 - 09:19 AM

My nan used to sing this to us all she was born in 1930. We to thought she just made it up and are thrilled to know its actually a real song. We want it x


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Mary
Date: 04 May 12 - 09:21 AM

Sorry I meant 1913 x


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Zoe
Date: 21 Jul 12 - 01:30 PM

both my nan and her brother used to sing this to me as a child, and I always wondered its origins. I'm 17 now, but my nan is now 89, and loosing her memory of the song. I also lost my great uncle, my nan's brother to Altziemers and its complications two years ago. its a relief to hear it being sung by other families, as I'd partially forgot the words, and this has brought it all back. I want to abe able to sing this to my children, when I have them. I'm from Sandwell, in the West Midlands.

Thank you all for sharing xoxoxoxo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 12:51 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdyA3-Psh98

This is the Billy Murray song - the intro goes on for ages, and he melody is only vaguely what I remember my mother singing to me in the early sixties. But then she was probably half-remembering it and half making it up. Probably why I write songs now:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,John Robinson
Date: 05 Aug 12 - 05:10 AM

My mum used to sing a version of this to all my sisters, my twin brother, and me. Even now I can't sing it without getting choked up, as it's virtually the first song I ever heard, and I can still hear my mum singing it. She died in 1997, but her voice, and the words, are firmly implanted in my memory. I sang it to my children, and now my daughter sings it to hers.
My mum's version is:
Goodnight, Mr. Moon, I am going for to leave you.
Goodnight, Mr. Moon, come again and see me soon.
And when you're asleep, through the window-pane I'll peep,
And call out, and cry out, Goodnight, Mr. Moon.
Sorry, but I'm blubbing as I write it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,J Postlethwaite
Date: 01 Sep 12 - 06:06 PM

I'm so pleased to have found that others know this song.
My granddad used to sing it to us when we were children.

In his version, the lyrics are:
Goodnight, Mr. Moon, we will have to go and leave you,
Goodnight, Mr. Moon, we will have to leave you soon.
And when we're asleep, through the window pane you'll peep,
We'll wake up and call out, goodnight Mr. Moon.

He only ever sang it to us a capella, but I could imagine what the accompaniment sounded like (to me). I worked out some guitar chords for it, perhaps someone else could comment on the melody/harmony.

D A | D A | F#m D | G Baug-B7
Em B | E C#dim | A Aaug | D A
D F#m | Am D | G Gm7 | Bb Bbdim
D D/C# | D/C G/B | Em/G A7/C# | D

I'll have to find out how to write the melody without manuscript paper!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 12 - 02:51 AM

Hi J Postlethwaite...

we have uploaded our song onto our website for all to hear. My mum and I are singing this, as we do so often (especially on the full moon!!!). When we recorded this on our video camera, we never meant it to be published, but hope you enjoy. Our link is
http://www.webscreative.com.au/Good_night_mr_moon.php

Jo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,sam hopson
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 05:44 AM

Hi there.

ive googled this song before but found nothing but did it this week and found these comments.

im 36 and live in newcastle and my great aunt used to sing it to me and my brother and my mother before us when we were little. i now sing it to my 2 children. ive always wondered if anyone else knew it as noboby ive spoken to ever recognises it. my auntie wrote it down for me and even sang it to me on her deathbed as i lomged to hear her singing it one last time. it holds so many happy memories for me. I would be very interested to know more about it and am so pleased it has been loved by other people too/

Goodnight mr moon we will have to go and leave you
goodnight mr moon come again and see us soon
and when we're asleep thro the window pane youll peep
we'll wake up and call out goodnight mr moon

there is also a chorus but havent got my piece of paper to hand i only ever really remember the chorus. my aunt was a trained singer and she use to warble this to me.... i love it!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Lynn Pollard
Date: 01 Aug 13 - 02:22 AM

My father was born in 1907. He used to sing the chorus to 'Goodnight Mr Moon' to me and then my children, as well as the chorus to 'Hush! Here comes the Dream Man' which was written in 1903. I suspect that both of them were sung to him as a child, which would account for why he only remembered the choruses.

I have been searching for all the words to 'Goodnight Mr Moon' for some time. I need the tune to the verse as well. If any one who has posted a long version would sing it for us it would help a lot!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Sue
Date: 13 Aug 13 - 02:45 AM

Hi

I was at boarding school in Cheshire, UK, in the 60s and Matron used to sing this to us in the dorm just before lights were turned out.
There were girls from all over the world at the school so I would imagine it's sung far and wide - the two girls I met up with at a reunion a couple of years ago both sang it to their children.

I sang it to my three boys who are now men, to the children I looked after as a childminder and we're applying to foster children now so hopefully I'll be singing it again!

I only sang that first verse, I don't recall any other words (I can't get your link to work on my ancient computer!)

Thanks for the memories!
Sue


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Michelle
Date: 25 Aug 13 - 04:17 AM

I'm glad I've found you guys!

My granddad used to sing this to me when I was a little girl, I have one memory of him singing it to settle me to sleep when we were on our way home from holiday one year - all squashed in the back of my dad's mini...

Such a simple refrain, and yet it's loaded with such precious memories for us and now hopefully our kids too...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,joanna
Date: 18 Sep 13 - 03:00 PM

my grandmother taught me this song when i was 18 months old and apparently we used to sing it together on our way to nursery. Until now i could only remember the first line. Wonderful memories.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Jo
Date: 20 Nov 13 - 08:40 AM

Thanks everyone for all your feed back .So much appreciated. from Jo.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,Jo
Date: 20 Nov 13 - 08:46 AM

Hi all... thank you so much for all your precious comments. We have loved this song for a very long time. We have uploaded the song to our website:
http://www.webscreative.com.au/Good_night_mr_moon.php

This is a simple WAV file which can be played by Windows Media Player. It was not intended for publishing, so please excuse the rawness of it - Mum and I were just having fun.

We are combining all the words to the song and will be posting them here soon. We are also documenting the history that comes with this song. I hope we can have everyone's permission to do this.

We really appreciate everyone's input into this. We are also trying very hard to find the original music sheets and the writer of the song - will keep looking.

Thanks to you all.

Jo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST,fiona lytle
Date: 19 Apr 14 - 04:03 PM

Today my husbands Auntie Hylda sang this to us. She is 93 years old ! I will phone her tomorrow to ask if she knows any more detail about the song .. the writer of it etc. She lives in Whitehead , N. Ireland.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 10:24 PM

Hi all... Has any one found any more information about this song? I have read through the threads and some were hoping to give more info... Looking forward to your updates. This is a real song and someone must know who wrote this, or who performed this and when. We have searched the internet, libraries, second hand shops and any other avenue to try and find the sheet music to this... with no luck so far.

Thank you all again for your help.

Enjoy the music!!!

Jo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 10:33 PM

Hi all... guess what I found today... please enjoy!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwad6uZqMpI


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Moon
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Aug 14 - 08:51 PM

Here's an early recording by Billy Murray:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdyA3-Psh98


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr. Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Oct 14 - 09:23 AM

We now have a new Facebook page just for Goodnight Mr Moon fans.

https://www.facebook.com/JoJo563?fref=pb&hc_location=friends_tab


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr. Moon
From: JoanneHart
Date: 14 Oct 14 - 09:43 AM

Please check out my new Facebook page. Mum and I have set this up and we wanted to share this only with very close family & friends... Hope you enjoy it like we do. This has only been possible thanks to this Mudcat thread - we have heard from so many people with fond memories of this song.

https://www.facebook.com/JoJo563?fref=pb&hc_location=friends_tab

This is still a work in progress.

Regards Jo and Mum.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Neil H
Date: 22 Feb 15 - 07:02 PM

I love the internet.   My Grandma used to sing this to me when I was a toddler. I'm now 50 and I always wondered whether this was a real or made up rhyme, so to speak. It came into my head today and I found this lovely thread, when I googled the few lyrics I could remember. Listening to some of the tracks brought back distant memories and a few tears too.   Thanks everyone for such lovely posts x


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Pat Prictoe
Date: 24 Feb 16 - 05:22 PM

Just a lovely little song my Mother used to sing to my children, when the moon was shining through the bedroom window, just before they went to bed. That was in the late 1960's. I don't know how she knew it. Maybe from her childhood.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Jodieh
Date: 13 Mar 16 - 04:28 PM

Oh my goodness my mum use to sign this to me when I was little. I now have a grandchild and was thinking of it so googled and found this. I loved this song and would live to know where and when it was born

This was our version as I remember it;


Goodnight Mr Moon, come again to see us soon
And when we're asleep,through the window pane you'll peep
We'll wake up and call out
Goodnight Mr Moon

Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky
In your starry nest
Do you ever rest?
Goodnight Mr Moon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Sue
Date: 13 Jun 16 - 07:34 AM

Hi. I was at boarding school (Cheshire, UK) in the 60s and Matron used to sing Goodnight Mr Moon to the whole dorm of us just before lights out at night. I've since sung it to my own 3 children and several children I've childminded and fostered - they've all loved it!! Our version is the same as the original one Sarah posted.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Joanna Morrison
Date: 28 Aug 18 - 12:26 PM

I recall my Grandmother singing this song to us in the early 60’s. In New Zealand.
I am wondering if there is picture book with the words.
I now live on Vancouver Island.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Dany Rosevear
Date: 20 Nov 18 - 06:51 AM

You can find words, guitar chords and music to this song at my website Singing games for children: Singing games for children I also recently recorded it on video with my husband: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yGrzTSQp3o
It is such a delightful little song / lullaby which sadly I only vaguely remember from my childhood.


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