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Title Of Song??? -I See the Moon-

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I SEE THE MOON


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Subject: Title Of Song???
From: GUEST,sjv
Date: 15 Apr 00 - 12:57 AM

The only lyrics I have are:

"I see the moon and the moon sees me
The moon looks down on what I long to be
There's grace in the heart, and grace in the hall
Grace of God is over us all"

I understand it is from an old Appalachian folk song. Other than that I have nothing to go on. If you could tell me the title and who performed it that would be great.

Thanks...


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song???
From: alison
Date: 15 Apr 00 - 01:22 AM

I think the title is "I see the moon".. we had a thread a while back where somone posted all the words.. but I can't remember what the thread was called.... hopefully someone else will...

welcome to Mudcat

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song???
From: Chocolate Pi
Date: 15 Apr 00 - 01:26 AM

God Bless the Moon/ I see the Moon: in Rise Up Singing under lullabies.

I see the moon and the moon sees me
God bless the moon and God bless me
There's grace in the cabin and grace in the hall
And the grace of God is over us all.

I see the moon and the moon sees me
The moon sees the somebody I want to see
God bless the moon and God bless me
And God bless the somebody I want to see.

RUS says: "New words and music by Jean Ritchie. copyright 1969 Geordie Music Publishing Co. On Jean Ritchie "At Home.


Chocolate Pi


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song???
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 15 Apr 00 - 02:49 PM

The Opies in 'The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes' cite it's first appearance in 'Gammer Gurten's Garland or the Nursery Parnassus', 1784.


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song???
From: Sourdough
Date: 16 Apr 00 - 01:05 PM

Thread Creep Alert!

The reference to Gammer Gurton took me back in a flash to Drama School where under the tuteledge of perhaps the most demanding teacher I ever had, Alois Nagler, I read Gammar Gurton's Needle, an English Medieval or early Renaissance comedy. It was one of hundreds of plays we had to read that year so I have no clear memory of it. All has diappeared from memory except the title. However, seeing a reference to GG's Garland made me curious as to what the connection might be but despite a few minutes poking around with Google I found nothing.

I have a feeling that old Dr. Nagler would be very pleased that so many decades later I had a shred of curiousity left.

I do remember one question from his exams(you had to get at least a "C" in his course or you were flunked out of post graduate drama school no matter how much promise you had as an actor, playwrite, director, etc).

"If you went to see Iphigenia in Tauris on opening night, how much would pay to sit in the front of the first balcony?" He assumed you knew it was by Goethe, of course, and that you were familiar with the theater it debuted in as well as the currency.

Now, in fairness to Dr. Nagler, in the source book (which he had written and edited, he had published a letter from someone who had attended that particular theater and had written home a letter describing the performance, where they sat, and how much they had paid for the ticket. On the other hand, during this same period of time, we were responsible for 30 plays as well as scores of other source documents.

When asked (not by me, I would never have had the nerve) why he asked such tightly focused questions, he is supposd to have answered in his Germanic, Old School, manner, "If you know the tiny things, I can be sure you will know the big things".

I guess it's true though. We had to study the contract for the building of the Globe Theatre. I read it far more carefully than I did the contract for my own house, I think. On the other hand, I sure learned a lot about staging Shakespeare. And any time I meet someone who graduated from the same drama school within fifteen years on either side of me, we get to reminisce over Dr. Nagler's class, kind of like reliving combat experience by veterans of different units.

(All this from "I see the Moon, the Moon sees me and Gammar Gurton's Garland)

We return you now to our regular programming.


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song???
From: Áine
Date: 16 Apr 00 - 01:18 PM

Click here for the thread we had last year on this song. Great discussion and information to be found!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song???
From: fox4zero
Date: 17 Apr 00 - 02:16 AM

Read Gammer Gurton's Needle in 10th or 11th grade. All I remember is the scene where they are groping around the floor in search of a needle (?) and turn up a "hogs turd" Happy memories. Larry Parish


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song???
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 17 Apr 00 - 11:06 PM

Now THAT'S great thread creep!


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song??? -I See the Moon-
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 07:20 PM

There is a version of this song on a DGC Rarities album I used to have. I forget the artist's name but the song title was definitely "Allegory." I think the artist may have been something like **** Attaway.


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song??? -I See the Moon-
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 29 Dec 06 - 04:32 PM

At school we used to sing:

I see the moon, the moon sees me,
God bless the moon, and God bless me
I see the light that shines on me
Shines on the one I love......

Over the mountain, over the sea
That's where my true love's waiting for me
I see the light that shines on me
Shines on the one I love.

That's it.......


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song??? -I See the Moon-
From: GUEST,GS
Date: 29 Dec 06 - 04:54 PM

I see the moon and the moon sees me,
Under the shade of the old oak tree.
Please let the light that shines on me,
Shine on the one I love.
Over the mountains, over the sea,
That's where my true love is waiting for me.
Please let the light that shines on me,
Shine on the one I love.


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song??? -I See the Moon-
From: GUEST,GS
Date: 29 Dec 06 - 04:56 PM

Sorry....6th line should have been.....That's where my heart is longing to be.


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song??? -I See the Moon-
From: The Doctor
Date: 29 Dec 06 - 06:35 PM

A UK group The Stargazers recorded it with the title 'I see the Moon' and got to No.1 in April 1954


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song??? -I See the Moon-
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 29 Dec 06 - 07:14 PM

REALLY ????? I was living in England at the time bu I don't remember this version....


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song??? -I See the Moon-
From: GUEST,Angela
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 08:24 AM

Hi, I have just recently heard this song again, but it reminded me very much of my Grandmother although I can't actually remember her singing it. Is there any way to get the music as my recollection of the melody is rusty

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song??? -I See the Moon-
From: dwditty
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 09:55 AM

Greg Brown does a nice version of this song...It ison his cd- something about "bathtub" in the title. It is a cd he made with his kids.


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song??? -I See the Moon-
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 03:57 PM

I see the moon
And the moon sees me
Down by the light off the old oak tree
please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love

Over the mountains over the sea
thats where my heart is longing to be
please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love


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Subject: Allegory by Murray Attaway
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Nov 10 - 04:45 PM

Modern song, my favorite song for over a decade, begins similarly.

Lyrics taken from the liner notes on the album, "In Thrall" released in 1993.

Allegory

I see the moon and the moon sees me
The moon looks down on what I long to be
There's grace in the heart and grace in the hall
But the Grace of God is over us all

Sudden move in the stars
Whenever I look to the skies I can get lost
Stand in a mirror and know that I am a
fragment of something greater than I
Specks of dust in a moonbeam gathering shape and portent
Of greatness waiting to light

Even the wind in the trees is the allegory
Everything that is and ever will be
Is the allegory

We can stand with both feet firmly on the ground
And let our heads get lost so
thoroughly in the clouds
Conjure up visions of power and romance, destinies changed
In the twinkle of an eye
Stumble and fall, always serching,
desperate to gain some reason
In this life

But even the wind in the trees is the allegory
And all that I am and all that I ever will be
Is the allegory

I see the moon and the moon sees me
The moon looks down on what I long to be
There's grace in the heart and grace in the hall
But the Grace of God is over us all

Sudden move in the stars
Whenever I look to the skies I can get lost
Sweat in the foundry of lies
Hammer my soul until it looks something more like me
Forge a chain that binds us like slaves
to a dark and ominous dream

While even the wind in the trees is the allegory
And all that I am and all that I ever will be
Is the allegory


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song??? -I See the Moon-
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Dec 10 - 03:41 PM

oveerthere


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song??? -I See the Moon-
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Dec 10 - 03:43 PM

Have a look on youtube.

Theres a song called I see the moon by the Stargazers.

Released in 1954 it is BRILLIANT and you'll love it.

So old fashioned and heartwarming    its lovely.


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Subject: RE: Title Of Song??? -I See the Moon-
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 27 Dec 10 - 01:50 AM

Recollection is that this was used in a reasonably popular maudlin' movie ca early 1950s (US), slightly reworked to avoid "religious" implications, but I can't recall the name of the movie. Lyrics would have been similar to those posted by GUEST 24 Feb 10 - 03:57 PM or Guest,GS 29 Dec 06 - 04:54 PM.

A Google for lyrics finds numerous versions, mostly varying only slightly, but nothing that indicates obviously that the sites know anything of where it comes from.

For an example, BusSongsDotCom reports it as a childrens song (Bus Song).

I see the Moon and the Moon sees me,
And the moon sees the one that I can't see.
God Bless the Moon and God Bless me,
And God Bless the one that I can't see.

God looked down on me from above,
And He gave you to me for me to love,
He picked you out from all the rest,
Because He knew that I'd love you the best.

John


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