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Lyr/Chords Req: 'The moon was shining clearly...'

Oehne 24 Oct 99 - 04:10 AM
harpgirl 24 Oct 99 - 10:02 AM
Jim Dixon 21 Apr 10 - 11:39 AM
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Subject: The moon was shining clearly
From: Oehne
Date: 24 Oct 99 - 04:10 AM

Frank from Hannover, Germany


I'm looking for a song called 'The Moon was shining clearly'. I think it's scottish (?)

Here some parts of the chorus:

Through the bar and o'er the hills Through the dark and ... . . . ... and the moon was shining clear.

Somebody told me, that the lyrics are written by R.L. Stevenson...

I'm looking for the complete lyrics and chords.



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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The moon was shining clearly
From: harpgirl
Date: 24 Oct 99 - 10:02 AM

...hi Frank, Type in "and the moon shone bright and clearly" into the DT box.It's one of my favorites! harp

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'The moon was shining clearly.
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 11:39 AM

The words were first written as a poem called A MILE AN' A BITTOCK by Robert Louis Stevenson (1887). Alan Reid, a member of The Battlefield Band, set it to music and added a chorus. The Battlefield Band recorded it under the title SHINING CLEAR on their album "There's a Buzz" (1982). Other than the chorus, I believe The Battlefield Band sang exactly what Stevenson wrote.

The version in the DT, called AND THE MOON SHONE BRIGHT AND CLEARLY is full of errors. I wouldn't recommend using it.

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