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Lyr Req: Mr. Moon

GUEST,jimspice 19 Aug 18 - 06:38 PM
GUEST,GUEST. Tania 26 Jul 15 - 09:10 PM
GUEST,Greg 02 Aug 14 - 09:49 AM
GUEST 10 Mar 14 - 06:23 PM
GUEST,Montana Mule Gal 23 Jul 13 - 12:26 PM
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GUEST,Mr Moon 15 Jul 12 - 01:06 PM
GUEST,Even More here! 15 Jul 12 - 01:02 PM
GUEST,GUEST: Maureen 02 Jul 12 - 08:58 PM
GUEST,dia 04 Jun 12 - 10:25 PM
GUEST,Angi 09 Sep 11 - 10:57 AM
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GUEST,wdgy ? 10 Aug 11 - 03:42 PM
GUEST,mtoby 14 Jul 11 - 06:00 PM
GUEST,Ed 03 Jul 11 - 04:31 PM
GUEST,Petey 25 Jun 11 - 12:41 PM
GUEST,Nancy Jones 06 Jun 11 - 08:30 AM
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,jimspice
Date: 19 Aug 18 - 06:38 PM

Consider me in the "big shot gun" camp. Also the camps of "knees are shaking," and "bright and shiny."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,GUEST. Tania
Date: 26 Jul 15 - 09:10 PM

Between 1940 and 1945 in Oakland, CA, mother sang the following song to my little sister and me at bedtime. It was scary and mysterious. Her other songs were more soothing.

Moon, moon, great big silvery moon,
Won't you please shine down on me.
Moon, moon, great big silvery moon,
Won't you come from behind that tree.

Right over there stands a man with a gun,
Waiting for to shoot you if you dare to run,
So, moon, moon, great big silvery moon
Won't you please shine down on,
Talk about your shining,
Won't you please shine down on me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Greg
Date: 02 Aug 14 - 09:49 AM

My aunt sang it to us as:

Mr moon, moon, bright and shiny moon
Hiding behind that tree
Mr moon, moon bright and shiny moon
Please shine down on me

Oh how I'd love to watch you but I got to run
Cause there's a man behind me with a big shotgun

My aunt sang it to us as:
Mr moon, moon, bright and shiny moon
Hiding behind that tree
Mr moon, moon bright and shiny moon
Please shine down on me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Mar 14 - 06:23 PM

Mr. Moon the Coachmen from Minneapolis 1965


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Montana Mule Gal
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 12:26 PM

When I was a kid, my mother used to sing it with these lyrics. She was born in 1926. I don't recall any other verses.

Oh, Mister Moon, Moon, Great big silver moon
Quit yer hiding behind that tree
Somebody's waiting with a Gatling gun
Somebody's waiting just to have a little fun.
Oh, Mister Moon, Moon, great big silver spoon
Won't you please shine down on me?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Oct 12 - 08:27 PM

When I was a student at Stratford College in Danville, VA 1950-52 we had sing-a-longs in the halls at night with a girl named Myrt Halley playing Mr. Moon on her guitar. This what we sang:

Oh, Mr. Moon, Moon, bright and silv'ry moon
Won't you please shine down on me
Oh Mr Moon, Moon, bright and silv'ry moon
Won't you come from behind that tree
When your life's in danger and you're scared to run
There's a man behind you with a big shotgun
Oh, Mr. Moon, Moon, bright and silv'ry moon
Won't you please shine down on
Talk about you shine on
Please shine down on me-e-e.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Mr Moon
Date: 15 Jul 12 - 01:06 PM

Oh Mr. Moon moon, bright and silvery moon, why don't you please shine down on me. Oh Mr. Moon, moon, moon, bright and silvery moon, hiding behind that tree! I'm gonna shoot that possum with my big shot gun, shot that possum 'for he starts to run...oh Mr. Moon, Moon, bright and silvery moon, won't ya please shine down on..please shine down on...please shine down on me!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Even More here!
Date: 15 Jul 12 - 01:02 PM

Some folks say that a tramp won't steal, way down, way down, way down yonder in the cornfield.

If that ain't stealin' then I don't know, way down, way down, way down yonder in the cornfield.

One had a shovel and the other had a hoe, way down, way down, way down yonder in the cornfield.

If that ain't stealin' then I don't know, way down, way down, way down yonder in the cornfield.

Mr Moon is a separate song...I know that one too! Ah, the stuff we kids had to sing in school in the 50's..........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,GUEST: Maureen
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 08:58 PM

Thanks, Bob, for finding the origin of this!

I've been wondering about it for years. My grandmother (who's 95 now) used to sing it to all the grandkids. We are strongly in the possum camp, except in our version it's a tiger. That's why I was curious about the song - seems like no one else uses a tiger.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,dia
Date: 04 Jun 12 - 10:25 PM

our "middle part" was:

"I'm gonna shoot that possum with my old shot gun-
shoot that possum 'fore he starts to run.

great memories!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Angi
Date: 09 Sep 11 - 10:57 AM

My sister who was 13 years older than me and was the oldest in the family, used to sing this to me to put me to sleep also. She passed away a few years ago and we would talk about this song and she couldn't remember the lyrics. I always remembered her singing Mr. Moon Moon, Silvery, Silvery moon, which I guess is a little off, but I always knew that something was hiding behind a tree, and she always said that it seemed like she wouldn't sing something like that to me if I was little, but I knew she had. I wish so much I'd thought to research this a few years back and print these lyrics and go the hospital and sing them with her. She had a beautiful, Doris Day type voice. Thanks for sharing all these stories.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: swazie
Date: 03 Sep 11 - 04:55 PM

The group that did the version in question above is The Coachmen on the Bear lable. It took me long enough to finally check into that. ;*)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,wdgy ?
Date: 10 Aug 11 - 03:42 PM

Me, too. I believe this was a song by a local Minneapolis band from the early 60's. Any help here?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,mtoby
Date: 14 Jul 11 - 06:00 PM

The one thing that I really remember when my mother sang this is the line "along came a man in a high silk hat...". Don't remember the rest.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 03 Jul 11 - 04:31 PM

I'm trying to find out who did the version of Mr. Moon mentioned above that went: Mr. moon, shine down on my baby tonight, mr. moon, mr. moon.
I remember having the song on 45rpm record but can't for the life of me remember who did it & this has been the first refrence to it I've been able to find anywhere. Can any one help me out?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Petey
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 12:41 PM

This is the version that I remember from my childhood:

Moon, moon, great big silvery moon
Won't you please shine down on me.
Oh Mister Moon, Moon great big silvery moon
Won't you please come from behind that tree?
For I know a man with a big shotgun,
and he's go'na come 'n getchya if you dare to run.
So Moon, Moon, great big silvery moon
won't you please shine down on
-talk about your shining-
Won't you please shine down on me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Nancy Jones
Date: 06 Jun 11 - 08:30 AM

This is how these lines were sung to me as a child:

...oh it's dark as midnight, I'm afraid to run
'cause there's a man behind me with a gatlin' gun......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,tilly
Date: 11 Apr 11 - 08:34 PM

hi, i have been looking for all the words to this song for years. It is an old family favourite and holds many happy memories. Would love to hear from others about theirs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Maggie
Date: 11 Apr 11 - 02:36 AM

Hi, regarding the lyrics for "Hush here comes the dream man", here is a site I found quite a few years ago which has a whole discussion and various peoples memories of the lyrics. My mother was born in 1919 and died in 2003. She used to sing it to me when I was little and her mother sang it to her and I sang it to my girls. Hope you enjoy it. http://www.mamalisa.com/blog/do-you-know-the-lyrics-to-the-sandmans-coming-in-his-train-of-cars/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 03:20 AM

Our family version was:

Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, bright and shiny moon,
Oh, won't you please shine down on me?
Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, bright and shiny moon,
Oh, won't you please shine down on me?
Somebody's waitin' with a Gatlin' gun,
Somebody's waitin' just to have a little fun,
Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, bright and shiny moon,
Oh, won't you please shine down on me?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jan 11 - 07:56 PM

My grandmother used to sing it to me in the 1960's.
She sang it like this:
"Mr. Moon, moon, pretty silvery moon,
Won't you please shine down on me.
Oh Mr. Moon, moon, pretty silvery moon,
hiding behind the tree.
My life's in danger, I'm afraid to run.
There's a man behind me with a Gatlin gun.
Oh Mr. Moon, moon, pretty silvery moon,
won't you please shine down on me."

My grandmother was born in Maine but grew up in New Hampshire.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 11 - 12:35 AM

My grandpa sang it to us as

Oh Mr. Moon, moon. Great big silvery moon. Won't you please shine down on me? There's a man standin there with a big shotgun and he's gonna have to shoot you if you dare to run oh, moon moon great big silvery moon. Won't you please shine down on, talk about your moon shine, moon shine down on me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 11 Dec 10 - 08:02 PM

Oh Mister Moon, Moon, bright and silv'ry Moon,
Won't you please shine down on me?
Oh Mister Moon, Moon, bright and silv'ry Moon,
Won't you come out (from) behind that tree?
My life's in danger, I've got to run.
Here comes a man with a big shot gun.
Oh Mister Moon, Moon, bright and silv'ry Moon,
Won't you please shine down on,
talk about your shine on,
please shine down on me?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: EveHop
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 03:33 PM

I was delighted to see that so many had grandparents who sang this song to them. I did a search and wanted to find out more about the history. Seems everyone has their own words. Mine is almost the same I'll give you what I learned:

Mr. Moon, Moon, pretty silver moon;
won't you please shine down on me?
Oh! Mr. Moon, Moon, pretty silver moon;
come out from behind that tree.
You're in danger you'd better run;
Here comes Johnny with his big-bad gun.
Oh! Mr. Moon, Moon, pretty silver moon;
won't you please shine down on me?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:40 AM

Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, Bright and Shiny Moon,
Hiding behind the trees...
There's a man over there with a big Gatlin' gun,
You better hide or you better run.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,mah
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 10:10 PM

I am 67 years old and my mother sang it to me this way....she came from Maine.

Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, pretty silvery moon
Won't you please shine down on me.
Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, Pretty silvery moon
Hiding behind a tree.
Right over there there's a man with a gun,
Ready for to shoot you if you dare to run.
Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, pretty silvery moon
Won't you please shine down on
Please shine down on
Please shine down on me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Sep 10 - 12:28 AM

oh mister moon moon great big shiny moon
wont cha come out behind that tree
oh mister moon moon great big shiny moon
wont cha come out behind that tree
there's a man behind you with a big bad gun
your life's in danger and you are afraid to run
oh mister moon moon great big shiny moon
wont cha come out behind that tree


my Mom born in the 30s sang this to me in the 60s


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 24 Aug 10 - 08:46 AM

Now for the biggie: Does anyone know where a recording of the music can be found?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Carol
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 01:38 PM

I had been looking for the words to that song since my daughter was a baby...she is 26 now.
I remember it

Oh mister moon, moon, bright and shiny moon,
won't you please shine down on me,
Oh mister moon, moon, bright and shiny moon,
won't you come out behind that tree.
When the sun goes down and the moon comes out
All the little children gonna sing and shout!

Oh mister moon, moon, bright and shiny moon,
won't you please shine down, please shine down,
please shine down on me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Guest Jennifer
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 09:03 PM

I remember the song going much the same way but I learned it with a slow, sweet beginning, which is probably why kids were rocked to sleep with it...

Tell me why the stars do shine
Tell me why the ivy twine
Tell me why the sky's so blue and I will tell you why I love you
Because God made the stars to shine
Because God made the ivy twine
Because God made the sky so blue and that's the reason why I love you..

Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, bright and silvery moon
Hiding behind that tree
Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, bright and silvery moon
Won't you please shine down on me?
I'm gonna shoot that possum with my big shotgun
Shoot that possum 'fore he starts to run
Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, bright and silvery moon
Won't you please shine down on
Please shine down on
Please shine down on me...shine down on me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Dacia
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 10:37 PM

WOW. My mom and I were just talking about this song. Apparently her mom sang it to her - she sang it to me when I was a kid (I'm 34).

Cool to see its origins on here...thanks all for looking it up!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Guest 376
Date: 21 May 10 - 01:28 PM

How bout an old rock and roll song from the early 60's that was played in Minneapolis that had similar lyrics;
mister moon, shine down on my baby tonight,
mister moon, mister moon.

ring any bells/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,GUEST,Lynn Pollard
Date: 01 May 10 - 05:57 PM

My father used to sing 'Goodnight Mr Moon'as referred to by Jezmondo on June 16th 09 -01.20pm. He said it was sung to Him as a child before WW1. I would love to find more lyrics especially verses. I have found a clip on You Tube of a two year old using the tune my father sang to me and I now sing to my grandson. Does anyone know how to get hold of the complete version with the tune?

I am also looking for information on another pre- WW1 song called 'Hush here comes the Dream man' (or possibly Sandman)translated by the troops on the front into 'Hush here comes a Whizzbang'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Teagan Ekvall
Date: 24 Apr 10 - 10:34 PM

My grandmother sang this song to me when I was little, before bed. It went like this...

"Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, Bright and Shiny Moon, won't you please shine down on me.
Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, Bright and Shiny Moon, won't you please shine down from behind that Tree.
Boom, Boom, Boom.
Someone's Coming, Coming with a Gun. Someone's coming with a Big Shot Gun.
Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, Bright and Shiny Moon won't please Shine Down on. Talk about your Shine on. Won't you please Shine down on me.
Shhhhh...
Me
Shhhhhh....
Me, me, me, me..
Shhhhhhhhhhh......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 12:16 AM

The version I recall from Camp Sealth in Washington state around 1989:
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Oh mister moon, moon, bright and shiny moon.
Oh won't you please shine down on me.
Oh mister moon, moon, bright and shiny moon.
Oh won't you come out from behind that tree.

'cause right over there,
there's a man with a gun.
da da da duh
He's gonna shoot me so I gotta run.

So mister moon, moon, bright and shiny moon.
Oh won't you please shine down on,
talk about shinin'
please shine down on me!
--


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,JoJo
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 06:47 AM

Thank you for the message. Still living in hope .Will take your advice & start a new Thread. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 03:13 PM

Jojo: Please disregard my last remark. I now understand that you were probably referring to a different song that is probably unrelated to MISTER MOON: KINDLY COME OUT AND SHINE, which Bob Coltman posted.

This is the kind of confusion that inevitably happens when people try to discuss more than one song in one thread, and they use expressions like "this song" without clearly explaining which song they are referring to.

I also now see that you tried to address your question to one specific person who perhaps would have known which song you meant. Maybe you assumed everyone else would ignore you. As you can see, that's not what happens, and it's usually a good thing. Your answer might come from an unexpected quarter.

As a general rule, if you want to discuss a different song than the one the thread is mainly about, it's best to start a new thread. It helps avoid confusion.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 04:53 PM

Jojo: Look at Bob Coltman's message above, posted 28 Sep 07 - 07:29 AM.

It shows that we have a copy of the sheet music dated 1903—although the version that is popular now has evolved quite a bit since then.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,'guest' on 17 Sep 07 - 08:28 AM - Jojo
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 09:57 AM

hi...

thank you for the response, as i have been searching for a long time for any information about this song. my name is Jojo, and i would really like to know more about the other words for verses / bridge section... can Jezmondo please post the other lyrics (as per 16 june 2009) - that would be really appreciated. you have also acknowledged that this was an actual song. it was handed down from my grant mother (born in 1914) and my mother and i still sing it regularly.

Any information about this song would be really appreciated, as we know nothing more about this song other than the lyrics and that it was probably written in the 1930's.

i have not checked the site for some time, as i had given up hope of anyone else knowing anything about this song.

Thank you.

Jojo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Daniele
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 01:17 PM

I learned a version of it when I was in the Camp Fire Girls around 1970

Oh mister moon, moon, bright and shiny moon,
won't ya please shine down on me.
Oh mister moon, moon, bright and shiny moon,
won't ya come out behind that tree?
Right over there there's a man with a gun,
da da da da, he's sure to shoot ya if ya try to run.
So mister moon, moon, bright and shiny moon,
won't ya please shine down on,
talk about your shine on,
please shine down on me,
for the both of us. Yahhhhhh

Good memories.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MISTER MOON (Carl Smith)
From: Gene
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 02:34 AM

This one has only been around some 50+ years...I like it!

MISTER MOON
As recorded by: Carl Smith

Can I depend on your light, purty moon
While I'm holdin' her tight, silver moon
Will you be there above,
Helpin' me win my love
Can I depend on your light, Mr. Moon.

Ev'ry time you're shinin',
There's romance in the air
Please set her heart to pinin',
And tell her I'll be there

As I look in her eyes, purty moon
Will you look from the sky, silver moon
If I ask her to be - mine, will you stand by me
Will you help me tonight, Mr. Moon.

If we're wed in the middle of June
Will you shine bright for our honeymoon
When you shine you make love,
Seem to come from above
Will I see you tonight, Mr. Moon.

It seems your golden beauty
Just makes a perfect night
Somehow it seems my cutie
Looks cuter by your light.

There'll be just us three, purty moon
You and her, her and me, silver moon
For helpin' our romance,
I thank you in advance
And I'll see you tonight, Mr. Moon.

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,guest, tammy p.
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 10:51 PM

WOW! For many years I heard this song from my Grandma late at night, but never really knew or remembered the lyrics. It is so funny what a few words will make a person recall. Would like to know the whole song. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,shane thomas
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 05:37 PM

Hi I am looking for this info as well. My Grandad sang that to me in the 1070s and I am a musician. would love to hear a recording or sheet music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,RMallett
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 07:29 AM

Oh Mister Moon, Moon
Bright and shiny moon
hiding behind that tree
when your life's in danger, you had better run
there's a man behind you with a great big gun
OH mister Moon, moon bright and shiny moon
hiding behind that tree...
oh won't you please shine down on, talkin' about your shinin'
won't you please shine down on me

It could just go on and on...

That's the way my parents would sing it to us in the car while we were driving on a trip. I was very young, 3 or so when I first heard it. I am 52 now and still remember us all singing it for many many years


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 01:58 AM

This is how my grandma used to sing it to me. She would be 98 years old if she were still alive.

Oh mister moon, moon, bright and silvery moon
won't you please shine down on me.
Oh mister moon, moon, bright and silvery moon,
come out behind that tree
My life's in danger, I've got to run
Here comes a man with a big Gatling gun
Oh mister moon, moon, bright and silvery moon
won't you please shine down on me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,DEH
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 03:04 AM

GUEST 17 Sept. 2007 8:28am gave me the lyrics to the song my mother sang to me in the late 30's, early 40's. I think there are other verses but this is the one I remember most clearly.
Thanks- I have been looking for a long time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 07:24 PM

This is how my mom sung this song to my sister and I in the late 70's, early 80's. She learned it in her music class in school as a girl in northern New Jersey.

One interesting note is that she always sung this song to us as a coda to the song that begins... "Some folks say that a tramp won't steal... way down, way down, way down yonder in the cornfield." When that song ended, she always went right into Mr. Moon. When we asked her if this was part of the same song, she could only reply that she learned them together.

Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, bright and silvery moon
Won't you please shine down on me?
Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, bright and silvery moon
Hiding behind that tree
I'm gonna shoot that possum with my big shotgun
Shoot that possum 'fore he starts to run
Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, bright and silvery moon
Won't you please shine down on
Aren't you gonna shine on
Puh-lease shine down on meeee!


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOOD-NIGHT MR. MOON (Dawson, Von Tilzer)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Jun 09 - 01:34 PM

Probably not the song you're looking for, but another in the same genre, from the sheet music at Indiana University:


GOOD-NIGHT MR. MOON.
Words, Eli Dawson. Music, Albert Von Tilzer.
New York: The York Music Co., 1911.

1. Honey dear, this nook is lonely. I have a fear
Someone is near. Let's move from here.
I would feel funny if someone were to hear
Sweet nothings that you whisper in my ear.
The moon is shining. folks can't help but know.
Bid him "Good-night" and then, perhaps he'll go.

CHORUS: Good-night, good-night, Mister Moon.
Hide your face so we can spoon.
We just can't make love in front of you.
(And why not?)
Don't you see that we are bashful too?
(I cannot.)
Good-night, good-night, Mister Moon.
Close your bright eyes!
Won't you go to sleep?
And don't you dare to peep!
Good-night (Good-night, good-night!), Mister Moon.

2. Honey dear, the winds are blowing. I have a fear
Raindrops are near. It's lightning, dear.
I can hear thunder. We must run home quick, dear,
'Cause mother doesn't worry when you're near.
The moon's so angry! Tears he has to shed.
He knew just what we meant when we both said: CHORUS

[You can hear GOOD NIGHT MR. MOON, sung by Albert Campbell & Irving Gillette, from an Edison Amberol cylinder recorded in 1912, at The Internet Archive.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: Jezmondo
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 01:20 PM

I know the version referred to by 'guest' on 17 Sep 07 - 08:28 AM. I learned it in the 1940s and have been searching for the copyright owner for some time.

Good night Mr. Moon. We shall have to go and leave you.
Good night Mr. Moon. Come again to see us soon,
And when we are asleep, through the window pane you'll peep.
We'll wake up and call out, "Good night to Mr. Moon."

I have more words for verses / bridge section.

Does anyone know recording/ composer / publisher ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr. Moon
From: GUEST,Ginny
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 09:50 AM

I'm eighty years old, and I remember my Mom and Dad singing these words as we were driving at night on Illinois roads in the early 1930s.

"Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, pretty silvery moon,
won't you please shine down on me?
Oh Mr. Moon, Moon pretty silvery moon,
won't you come from behind that tree ?
Look out, Mr Moon, you'd better run
for yonder comes a man with a big shot gun.
Oh Mr. Moon, Moon, pretty silvery moon,
won't you please shine down on me."

I remember being amazed at how the moon kept following our car, and you never knew which window you'd see it through. I'm a lot smarter now....


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