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Lyr Req: Oh mother how pretty the moon looks toni

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HOW PRETTY THE MOON LOOKS TONIGHT


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GUEST,Amy 18 Feb 02 - 12:30 PM
masato sakurai 18 Feb 02 - 12:42 PM
GUEST,Greyeyes 18 Feb 02 - 12:42 PM
GUEST,Greyeyes 18 Feb 02 - 12:49 PM
masato sakurai 18 Feb 02 - 12:51 PM
GUEST,Greyeyes 18 Feb 02 - 12:54 PM
masato sakurai 18 Feb 02 - 12:58 PM
kytrad (Jean Ritchie) 18 Feb 02 - 07:46 PM
GUEST,Sarah 04 Nov 08 - 01:01 PM
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Subject: Oh mother how pretty the moon looks toni
From: GUEST,Amy
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 12:30 PM

My mom used to sing me this one and now I want to sing it to my kids. Dear old dad thinks it's a 50's folk tune. Mom's long gone so can't ask her. Appreciate any help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh mother how pretty the moon looks toni
From: masato sakurai
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 12:42 PM

This one?

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh mother how pretty the moon looks toni
From: GUEST,Greyeyes
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 12:42 PM

I have found the following snippet, but no more so far.


"Oh! Mother, how pretty the moon looks tonight,
It was never so pretty before,
It's two pointed horns are so sharp and so bright,
I hope it won't grow any more."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh mother how pretty the moon looks toni
From: GUEST,Greyeyes
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 12:49 PM

Of course had I used the DT & forum search first instead of last I would have found this thread Click here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh mother how pretty the moon looks toni
From: masato sakurai
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 12:51 PM

P.S. I'm confused. According to this page, the writer is Mary Howitt.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh mother how pretty the moon looks toni
From: GUEST,Greyeyes
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 12:54 PM

Masato, the thread linked above has an interesting discussion on the attribution of these lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh mother how pretty the moon looks toni
From: masato sakurai
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 12:58 PM

Thanks for the link, Greyeyes. I should have used the DT and Forum search.
~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh mother how pretty the moon looks toni
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 07:46 PM

Our family always sang this song when the new moon was in the sky. When I got old enough to wonder about it, they said, "Oh, it's just an old poem." I had it worked out that it had been printed in some early magazine or newspaper as a poem. But the tune that got put to it is very dreamy- very much a lullaby. I'm very glad to find out who MIGHT have written it- to me it sounds Victorian or turn-of-the-century in its style, both lyric and music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh mother how pretty the moon looks toni
From: GUEST,Sarah
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 01:01 PM

The title of the song or poem your referring to is "The New Moon" by Mary Howitt, my grandmother sang it to me as a child as well-it is a darling lullaby.


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