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I SEE THE MOON


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(origins) Lyr ADD: I See the Moon (Meredith Willson, 1953) (23)


GUEST,mamajenn 28 Dec 01 - 10:28 PM
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CapriUni 28 Dec 01 - 11:18 PM
TeriLu 29 Dec 01 - 12:36 AM
Willa 29 Dec 01 - 11:12 AM
Snuffy 29 Dec 01 - 02:54 PM
kytrad (Jean Ritchie) 29 Dec 01 - 03:20 PM
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Pene Azul 29 Dec 01 - 04:48 PM
GUEST,Desdemona 29 Dec 01 - 05:05 PM
Willa 30 Dec 01 - 09:11 AM
GUEST,Gerry O'Donnell 26 Nov 03 - 07:06 PM
LadyJean 26 Nov 03 - 11:45 PM
Gurney 27 Nov 03 - 02:14 AM
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Subject: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST,mamajenn
Date: 28 Dec 01 - 10:28 PM

My dad ALWAYS sang this song to me and now I want to sing it to my new born son. I don't know the title, but the lyrics I remember my dad singing went something like this -

"I see the moon, the moon sees me.
Down through the leaves of the old oak tree.
Please let the moon that shines on me,
shine on the one I love."

I think it was an old country / folk song. Does anyone know what it is? The title or maybe who ever recorded it? Thanks for your help, it brings back such great memories for me, I really want to remember this song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon see's me
From: Pene Azul
Date: 28 Dec 01 - 10:31 PM

See this thread.

Jeff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon see's me
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Dec 01 - 10:32 PM

Here's one...CLICK

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon see's me
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Dec 01 - 10:34 PM

Dammit Pene...I looked for that first using the super search!! Guess I blew it! Gotta' go try that again now...

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon see's me
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Dec 01 - 10:35 PM

Well damn again! Got it that time....must have made a typo or something....Anyway, good job Jeff!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon see's me
From: GUEST,mamajenn
Date: 28 Dec 01 - 10:39 PM

You are all fast! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon see's me
From: CapriUni
Date: 28 Dec 01 - 11:18 PM

One time, on a Web-surfing jaunt last year, I came upon a web page that posted these lyrics with music playing in the background...

Only the tune playing was "Blow the Man Down" (!)

That can't be right... can it? (It scanned with the words alright, but the mood was way off.

I had a wonderful childhood, but this song, alas, was not part of it (at least as a song, I remember reading it in my Mother Goose nursary rhyme book).

Can any one those kind souls who were lucky enough to have this sung to them make a midi of the tune? Or maybe post a .gif of the score?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon see's me
From: TeriLu
Date: 29 Dec 01 - 12:36 AM

I know Jean Ritchie either recorded it or wrote it in a songbook. But I don't know which or where.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon see's me
From: Willa
Date: 29 Dec 01 - 11:12 AM

Will try the ABC for you, TeriLu; perhaps someone else can convert it. Time 3/4, key G(?)
G,3]C2C]C3-]C2D]C3]B3]B3-]B3]G,3]D2D]D3]D2E]D3]C3]C3-]C3]G,3]C2E]G3]G3]G3]F3]A,3-]A,3]G,3]B2C]D3]E3]C3-]C3
The square brackets indicate the bars - must make learning how to do the ABC system correctly one of my New Year Resolutions!


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Subject: Tune Add: I SEE THE MOON
From: Snuffy
Date: 29 Dec 01 - 02:54 PM

Pretty good, Willa. All the Bs need to be B,s, and a "pipe" | is used for a normal bar line. (Square brackets is a thick (ending) bar line.

X: 196
T:I See The Moon
M:3/4
L:1/4
Q:120
K:C
G,3|C2C |C3-|C2D|C3 |B,3|B,3-|B,3|
G,3|D2D |D3 |D2E|D3 |C3 |C3- |C3 |
G,3|C2E |G3 |G3 |G3 |F3 |A,3-|A,3|
G,3|B,2C|D3 |E3 |C3-|C3||

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon see's me
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 29 Dec 01 - 03:20 PM

TeriLu- My song, "God Bless the Moon," uses the two traditional verses known in my family, set to my own tune that I made up in my young years. It is published in my book, CELEBRATION OF LIFE(now being revised and reprinted). I recorded it first in 1956 on Riverside, on the album, "Saturday Night and Sunday Too (out of print); in 1970 on Sire's "Clear Waters Remembered" (out also), and most recently in 1991 on, "Childhood Songs," which can be found on my website (www.jeanritchie.com). Happy New Year to all... Jean


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon see's me
From: Willa
Date: 29 Dec 01 - 04:23 PM

Thanks, Snuffy. I'm not sure how to get a "pipe", though. Can you tell me? I use Word, then transfer to the thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon see's me
From: Pene Azul
Date: 29 Dec 01 - 04:48 PM

Willa, the pipe should be above (shift) the backslash. It looks like two vertical dashes.

Jeff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon see's me
From: GUEST,Desdemona
Date: 29 Dec 01 - 05:05 PM

Mamajenn: I just want to offer my congratulations! I always sang "I See the Moon" to my babies as well, and with the same lyrics you learnt from your Dad; ENJOY!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon see's me
From: Willa
Date: 30 Dec 01 - 09:11 AM

Thanks, Jeff - one more question answered!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon see's me
From: GUEST,Gerry O'Donnell
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 07:06 PM

"I See The Moon" was recorded by the Stargazers in 1953 and went to the top of the British charts for 8 weeks in January 1954. It was issued by Decca (UK) records. It's number can be found in the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles. I had a 78rpm copy but it got broke. Been searching for an album/single copy for years. All my kids know it from me singing it to them. The Stargazers version had a Salvation Army theme set in a pub. Quite amusing. A snatch of it can be heard on the website that specialises in the Number One Hits (UK) on your birthday.
If anyone knows where I can find a copy let me know. terranova@supanet.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon see's me
From: LadyJean
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 11:45 PM

My mother sang "God bless the moon, and God bless me, and God bless the somebody I want to see." She was a kid in the 1920s. A friend learned it from her grandmother, who was perhaps a decade older than my mom. (Mother married late. Her grandmother married young.) So, I think it goes back to before the 50s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: Gurney
Date: 27 Nov 03 - 02:14 AM

Didn't Ruby Murray sing that, in that lovely hoarse brogue of hers?
I could have listened to a lot more of her. Where has she gone?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 10:46 PM

I see the moon and the moon sees me
Down through the leaves of the old oak tree.
I hope the moon that shines on me
Shines on the one I love.

I'd love to have help remembering the other non-religious verse.
Guest D. Pettit


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jan 07 - 07:39 PM

My mum sang it to me and to my son:

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 heart is longing to be,
please let the light that shines on me,
shine on the one I love.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 26 Jan 07 - 09:30 PM

My grandmother used to sing that song and she was born in the 1890s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST,2 in harmony
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 12:53 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 01:32 AM

I thought I had posted to this thread before but perhaps I was deleted:

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 love is waiting for me
I see the light that shines on me
Shines on the one I love


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 12:09 AM

I see the moon and the moon sees me
Down through the leaves of the old gumtree
Why won't the moon that shines on me,
Shine on the ones I love


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST,kaye
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 01:24 PM

I have just obtained a copy of the Stargazers including this song.
For the person who mentioned Ruby Murray, she died a few years ago in Torquay, England. I got a four cd set on e bay with 100 songs and this song wasn't one of them


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST,marveluzz
Date: 26 Jun 08 - 03:25 PM

I see the moon and the moon sees me
The moon sees somebody I'd like to see
God bless the moon and God bless me
And God bless the somebody I'd like to see

I know very well that the Lord above
Created you for me to love
He picked you out from all the rest
Because He knew I'd love you best

I once had a heart both good and true
But now it's gone from me to you
Take care of it as I have done
For you have two and I have none

If I get to heaven before you're there
I'll write your name on the golden stair
To let all the angels there know too
How very much I care for you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 07:08 PM

I never heard these words and I was raised on this song.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 10:31 AM

These are the lyrics my Grandpa taught me that he said he sang while in WW2 while he was stationed in Italy,
not sure if this is the original or just something that got made up sometime during the war but I always liked it.

I see the moon the moon sees me,
Under the shade of the old oak tree,
Please let the moon that shines on me,
Shine on the one I love

Over the oceans over the seas,
That's where my heart is longing to be,
Please let the moon that shines on me,
Shine on the one I love

Over the Mountains beyond the trees,
That's where my true loves waiting for me,
Please let the moon that shines on me,
Shine on the one I love


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 01:30 PM

I heard only part of this song on the movie " The divine secrets of the YA-YA sisterhood,Then someone told me to look here. THANKS ALL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST,Guest-MJB
Date: 14 Mar 09 - 01:45 AM

I can't tell you how thrilled I am to FINALLY know that "I See The Moon" song is known by other people!!! I've been singing this song since I was 6 or 7 years old (I'm 59 now) and whenever I sang it to others, they said, "Never heard of it." I thank my son for teaching me how to search for lyrics on the web... No one sang it to me that I can recall, but I always sang this version:

"I see the moon and the moon sees me Down through the leaves 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, Back where my heart is longing to be, please let the light that shines on me, shine on the one I love."

I'm glad to be in all your company. MJB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST,amycaves
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 10:15 PM

I only learned one verse, from my mother who was born in '41. Don't know if she learned it in her childhood, or from my dad's mother who lived with us throughout my childhood. My set of words is slightly different:

I see the moon and the moon sees me
God made the moon and God made me
Grace in the garden, grace in the hall
and the grace of God among us all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST,Riverwild
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 12:10 AM

To all the children in the Soule family:

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

If I get to heaven, and you're not there, I'll write your name on the Golden Stair, I'll write it big so the angels can see just how much you mean to me!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 12:13 AM

Oh yeah, btw, Happy Birthday to me!

Love to you ALL!!!
Aunty Nancy!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jul 09 - 12:37 AM

All feel assured that the tradition of this song lives on. Though only 16 now, my mom's been singing this song to me since I was a baby. As far back as I can remember every full moon we'd go out and pay homage to it with this song. She recalls harmonizing this with her parents and siblings on car rides home from family gatherings. I wish I knew how her parents originally came across the tradition. Recently I shared the lyrics with my girl friend half a country away. A great deal of comfort can be taken in these. This is the version I always knew:
   
I see the moon, and the moon sees me
Down through the leaves of the old oak tree.
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love.

Over the mountain, over the sea,
Back 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: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 03:49 AM

My mother actually used to sing a version of the song being discussed, its a hogde podge of all of them I think. As I can't find the one she sang spacifically.

I see the moon and the moon sees me
I'm sitting under the old oak tree
And please let the moon that shines on me
Shine on the one I love.

Over the ocean's over the seas
that's where my true love is waiting for me
oh please let the moon that shines on me
Shine on the one I love.

She had four more verses to the song, but I can't remember them--
Something about Birds and Roses, in two of them. But as it was a long time ago, I don't remember.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 12:53 AM

My mum's version had nothing to do with oak trees

' 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...........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 09 - 11:44 PM

One of the versions had a second verse:

I hear the lark, the lark hears me
down through the leaves of the old oak tree,
Please let the lark that sings to me,
sing to the one I love.

Refrain...

I see now that there are many versions, some seem to have evolved like the game of telephone, but I seem to recall something very elemental from the images in the song. The oak tree is supposed to represent life, and wisdom, being passed from the parent singing to the child being rocked to sleep.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST,Mary Nan
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 10:07 PM

My Mom and Dad sang this song using 'Pine Tree' instead of 'Oak' most of the time. (We lived in the Piney Woods)

I see the moon and the moon sees me.
Way up there in the old Pine Tree.
And with the light that shines on me,
Shines on the one I love.

Over the mountains, Over the seas
Back where my heart is yearning to be.
And with the light that shines on me
Shines on the one I love.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 08:48 PM

CHORUS:
I see the moon the moon sees me.
The moon sees the one that I want to see.
So God bless the moon and God bless me.
And God bless the one's that I love.

__________________________________
__________________________________
He picked you out from all the rest
Because he knew I loved yoou best.

CHORUS

If I had a heart enough for two.
Until I gave it all to you.
So guard it well as I have done.
For you have two and I have now.

CHORUS

If I get to heaven before you do
I carve your name on a golden stair
Way up high for all to see
Just how much you mean to me

CHORUS



**I forgot the first two lines of the first verse. If anyone could help me I would appericate it. This is the way I would sing this song at Camp Marymount.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Aug 13 - 12:18 PM

God looked down from up above
ANd He picked you up for me to love...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST,pinelady
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 08:54 AM

http://tidido.com/a35184373693951/al55d6ae1c13b521ef2270fbe5/t55d6ae1c13b521ef2270fc0f

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

I didn't find Jean Ritchie's version in the thread; maybe I missed it. Her note above says she wrote the tune. It seems some others added or changed lyrics based on her version.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: leeneia
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 10:08 AM

We sang this in grade school, and the name Meredith Willson (composer of The Music Man) was on it. Did he write the whole song? Just the tune? Just the second verse? I don't know.

The second verse about the lark was slightly different from that given above.

I hear the lark, the lark hears me
singing a song with a memory.
Please let the lark that sings to me,
sing to the one I love.

It's a nice tune for mountain dulcimer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see the moon, the moon sees me
From: GUEST,Ebor Fiddler
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 11:52 AM

This was a back seat of the chara song for returning from a day out! (1950's)


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