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Lyr Req: New Moon Over My shoulder - Doc Watson

katlaughing 01 Jan 00 - 05:00 PM
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Subject: New Moon Over My shoulder -Doc Watson
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 05:00 PM

Heard this today on NPR and had a nice spin around the kitchen with Rog, to it. Lovely song. "Would like to know the words and the tune, if anyone knows them," she said stupidly! Of course someone on here will know a grand old Doc Watson tune!). I didn't see it in the DT.

Thanks,

kat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Moon Over My shoulder -Doc Wats
From: kendall
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 06:12 PM

Tex Ritter did this one long before Doc... I know one verse of it, if you cant come up with the rest, get on hearme and I'll sing it for you.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THERE'S A NEW MOON OVER MY SHOULDER
From: Stewie
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 07:28 PM

Jimmie Davis recorded 'There's a new moon over my shoulder' in March 1944. I don't know whether it's the same as Doc Watson's recording. It was reissued in Bear Family's second box set of Jimmie Davis 'You Are My Sunshine'. There's not a lot to it:

There's a new moon over my shoulder
And an old love in my heart
I remember now that I'm older
What you told me the day we had to part

You promised with the new moon you'd be coming back to me
But many moons have passed, and I'm waiting patiently
There's a new moon over my shoulder
And an old love in my heart

Instrumental

Repeat verses 1 and 2.

Source: Jimmie Davis 'There's a new moon over my shoulder' Decca De 6105.

Credits: 'Jimmie Davis/Lee Blastie/Ekko Whelan'


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Subject: Lyr Add: THERE'S A NEW MOON OVER MY SHOULDER
From: Gene
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 08:22 PM

Here's Tex Ritter's version

THERE'S A NEW MOON OVER MY SHOULDER
Recorded by: Tex Ritter
Writers: Davis, Whelan & Blastic

There's a new moon over my shoulder
And an old love still in my heart
I remember now that I'm older
What you told me the day we had to part

You promised with the new moon
You'd be comin' back to me
Now many moons have passed since then
I'm waiting patiently
There's a new moon over my shoulder
And an old love still in my heart

[*And so I keep on waiting
For your safe return someday
And that will be the [....?]
'Cause that's when you went away]
There's a new moon over my shoulder
And an old love still in my heart

* Group sings this part - not clear!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Moon Over My shoulder -Doc Wats
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 09:00 PM

THANK YOU, THANK YOU! That last sounds much like the one i heard today. You guys are great!

luvyaKat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Moon Over My shoulder -Doc Wats
From: bflat
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 09:15 PM

Kat, I heard the song too. I was listening to A Prarie Home Companion. Here, in he NY metro area the AM radio companion to the FM station broadcastes the Saturday show the next day. Maybe you can find the same availability where you are. Nothing wrong with tapping it for yourself.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Moon Over My shoulder -Doc Wats
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 09:19 PM

Ah, our NPR plays it tonight, as a matter of fact, and then, again, tomorrow afternoon. excellent idea, bflat, thank you! I had just heard it on a local show.

Thanks,

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Moon Over My shoulder -Doc Wats
From: Gene
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 11:22 AM

Correction to verse above-

And that we'll be the same sweethearts
As when you went away


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Moon Over My shoulder -Doc Wats
From: Smitty
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 12:03 AM

I have a 78rpm of this made by Al Dexter ( of Pistol Packing Mama fame) I think he wrote it. Have lyrics if you so desire...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Moon Over My shoulder -Doc Wats
From: Gene
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 12:26 AM

FWIW:
BMI lists writers of-
There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder as:
BLASTIC, LEE
DAVIS, JIMMIE H.
WHELAN, ELKE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Moon Over My shoulder -Doc Wats
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 12:56 AM

Thank you. I repeat: YOU GUYS ARE GREAT!

Yes, Smitty, if it isn't too much trouble, would you please post the lyrics you have?

Thanks, Gene. Thanks everyone!

kat


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Subject: Lyr Add: THERE'S A NEW MOON OVER MY SHOULDER
From: Smitty
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 11:47 PM

There's a new moon over my shoulder
And an old love still in my heart.
I remember, now that I'm older,
The reason we are now so far apart.

Ch: You promised with the new moon
You'd be comin' back to me.
Now many moons have passed
And I'm still waitin' patiently.
There's a new moon over my shoulder
And an old love still in my heart.

There's a new moon over my shoulder
And an old love still in my heart.
Now I'm wishin' I had been bolder.
Perhaps we would not be so far apart.

This from memory- couldn't find the '78-sorry, Smitty.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Moon Over My shoulder -Doc Wats
From: kat/katlaughing
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 11:59 PM

That is great, Smitty. Thank you very much.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Moon Over My shoulder -Doc Wats
From: bob schwarer
Date: 05 Jan 00 - 08:14 AM

Ran across my Tex Ritter version this AM. Will try to copy the words if I don't lose this thread.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Moon Over My shoulder -Doc Wats
From: GUEST,mags
Date: 12 Mar 04 - 03:03 AM

Hi, was this song on the 'Schools radio' 'Singing Together' in the 1970's ?
I just wish I could hear the melody to this.
Mags :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Moon Over My shoulder -Doc Wats
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 12 Mar 04 - 05:54 AM

Mags,

In case you don't already know this the Doc Watson version is readily available on the CD Doc, Del & Mac, I think it's on the Sugar Hill Label. A nice album except for the opening track gimick of adding mock 78 rpm hiss.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THERE'S A NEW MOON OVER MY SHOULDER
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 13 Mar 04 - 02:08 AM

Doc Watson adds some different lyrics to this old tune...

THERE'S A NEW MOON OVER MY SHOULDER
Recorded by: Doc Watson

There's a new moon over my shoulder
And an old love still in my heart
I remember now that I'm older
What you told me the day we had to part

Bridge:
You promised with the new moon
You'd be comin' back to me
But many moons have passed since then
And I'm waitin' patiently
There's a new moon over my shoulder
And an old love still in my heart

There's a new moon over my shoulder
And an old love still in my heart
How I wish now that I had been bolder
Then perhaps we wouldn't be so far apart

Bridge:
You promised that you'd write me
But so far there's not a line
Still I wait and make believe
That someday you'll be mine
There's a new moon over my shoulder
And an old love still in my heart

Bridge:
My darlin' I've been prayin' for
Your safe return to me
And that we'll soon be sweethearts
Just the way we used to be
There's a new moon over my shoulder
And an old love still in my heart

Source: Doc, Del & Mac CD


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