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Song 'Mother Moon' & lost child story

GUEST,Sharon 01 Aug 20 - 05:02 PM
cnd 04 Aug 20 - 07:13 PM
GUEST 06 Aug 20 - 10:04 AM
GUEST,Modette 06 Aug 20 - 12:48 PM
Jack Campin 07 Aug 20 - 12:41 AM
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Subject: Lullaby 'Mother Moon' & lost child story
From: GUEST,Sharon
Date: 01 Aug 20 - 05:02 PM

My mother, born in the 1940s in Victoria British Columbia (to a first Canadian generation English father and second generation Irish mother), told me a story with accompanying song that she says was sung to her by her mother. My sister and I have sung the lullaby to our children.

Here are the lyrics:

Mother Moon in her gown of white
Peeking over the garden at night
In at the window comes to peep
To see if her children are fast asleep

Her gown is a garden stretching far
Every flower's a shining star
She will not pick them, don't you see?
She's saving them all for you and me

The story to go with the song was of a mother and father who's toddler was washed away in a flash flood and presumed dead. Years later the mother hears a young girl singing the lullaby while pushing a baby in a pram in a park. Because the mother made up the song, she instantly knew that the girl was her daughter. The girl was from an orphanage (pushing another baby from the orphanage in the carriage). They were reunited because of the song.

My mother maintains that the story was true. I find no mention of the story or the lullaby on the internet.


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Subject: RE: Song 'Mother Moon' & lost child story
From: cnd
Date: 04 Aug 20 - 07:13 PM

Thanks for sharing, Sharon. You are correct; I couldn't find any mention of the song online either.


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Subject: RE: Song 'Mother Moon' & lost child story
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Aug 20 - 10:04 AM

Thank you


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Subject: RE: Song 'Mother Moon' & lost child story
From: GUEST,Modette
Date: 06 Aug 20 - 12:48 PM

There are more 'Mother Moon' lullabies here.

http://www.lullaby-link.com/old-mother-moon-shinning-so-bright-will-i-be-good.html


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Subject: RE: Song 'Mother Moon' & lost child story
From: Jack Campin
Date: 07 Aug 20 - 12:41 AM

Could it have been from a radio drama? Hard to see what other medium could have integrated the lullaby (with its tune) into the narrative at that date and then have the whole thing vanish from public record.


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