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Lyr Req: 'Moon, moon, beautiful moon...'

GUEST,Susan in Australia 16 Jun 03 - 08:31 PM
Sorcha 16 Jun 03 - 09:14 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 16 Jun 03 - 10:39 PM
Steve Parkes 17 Jun 03 - 03:25 AM
GUEST,Susan in OZ 17 Jun 03 - 06:40 AM
GUEST,Susan 18 Jun 03 - 08:48 PM
Sorcha 18 Jun 03 - 11:33 PM
GUEST,LINDA 22 May 09 - 12:44 PM
GUEST,Jackie 01 Mar 10 - 07:55 PM
Jim Dixon 05 Mar 10 - 10:13 PM
GUEST,Danielle Tod 18 Dec 10 - 06:02 AM
GUEST 18 Dec 10 - 07:58 AM
Jim Dixon 09 Jan 12 - 07:19 PM
vindelis 30 Nov 12 - 06:07 PM
GUEST,999 30 Nov 12 - 06:46 PM
GUEST,999 30 Nov 12 - 07:05 PM
GUEST,999 01 Dec 12 - 01:51 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Lyrics Moon, moon, beautiful
From: GUEST,Susan in Australia
Date: 16 Jun 03 - 08:31 PM

Hi all
You guys have helped me here once before which was greatly appreciated.
My 80 year old Mum (bless her) is trying to remember the words to a song she sang as a child.
It's a tough one as all she can remember is the first line being;
"moon, moon, beautiful moon" and there is also something about children sleeping and the moon comes peeping!!
If anyone can remember this I would be extremely thrilled!!!!
Best regards,
Susan in OZ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for lyrics Moon, moon, beautiful
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Jun 03 - 09:14 PM

No luck at all with Google. Sorry. Was your mum raised in Oz or elsewhere?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Moon, moon, beautiful
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 16 Jun 03 - 10:39 PM

Well. I don't know if this is it or not, but there is a mention of this song:


When the Moon Comes Peeping Thru

Written by Sam Gold and sung by Happy Stanley. Haven't found sheet music yet at any of the usual sites.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for lyrics Moon, moon, beautiful
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 17 Jun 03 - 03:25 AM

If it's the same sog, I can rmember this much:

I'm such a silly when the moon comes out,
I never seemt to know wjat I'm about;
Hopping, popping[?], never never stopping;
I can't keep still, although I try!
[...] when the moonbeams shine,
[...]
[...]
When the moon comes peeping through the sky.


It's not a song I ever knew all the way through, so I'm not likely to remember the rest, I'm afraid. I hope this will prompt someone who does.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for lyrics Moon, moon, beautiful
From: GUEST,Susan in OZ
Date: 17 Jun 03 - 06:40 AM

Thanks for your help so far but still no luck.
Yes my Mum was raised in Australia - but I don;t think it's a traditional Aussie song - I think it may have been a lullaby.
The first verse was definitely Moon, moon, beautiful moon.
Oh well - maybe I'll get lucky eventually.
Thanks all
Best regards, Susan in OZ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for lyrics Moon, moon, beautiful
From: GUEST,Susan
Date: 18 Jun 03 - 08:48 PM

Hi all
Does anyone else have any input on this??
I'm getting desperate.
Thanks,
Susan in OZ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for lyrics Moon, moon, beautiful
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Jun 03 - 11:33 PM

Susan, I have only found what you have found with Google/Kididdles, etc. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Moon, moon, beautiful moon...'
From: GUEST,LINDA
Date: 22 May 09 - 12:44 PM

Hi
I'd like to find this song, too. A friend of mind said his father (in Scotland) used to sing it to him. If anyone has a lead please contact me at lindazachri@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Moon, moon, beautiful moon...'
From: GUEST,Jackie
Date: 01 Mar 10 - 07:55 PM

Hello, I remember singing this when I was a child of 5 at school in South Shields in North East England. This is all I remember:

Moon, moon, beautiful moon, rising, rising rising still
Over the shadowy valleys and hills (not sure of this line)
Creeping and peeping where children are sleeping
Moon, beautiful moon.

I would love to know more about the song.

All the best,

Jackie


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN THE MOON COMES PEEPING O'ER THE HILL
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 10:13 PM

Probably not the right song, but what the heck.

From the sheet music at The Archive of Popular Music at UCLA:


WHEN THE MOON COMES PEEPING O'ER THE HILL
Words, Bob Cole. Music, Rosamond Johnson.
New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co. 1902

1. The turtle doves a-cooing,
The gentle breeze a-blowing,
At the close of day;
The golden sun is sinking,
The shades of night a-falling,
Daylight steals away.
Just the time to love and spoon,
And so I gets my heart in tune,
'Cause my lady said she'd meet me,
At the risin' of the moon.

CHORUS: So Honey; I will be waitin',
When the moon comes a-peepin' o'er the hill.
Honey, I will be watchin',
At the old trystin' place by the mill,
Honey! I will be hopin'
And my poor heart with gladness you will fill,
Honey, If you will meet me,
When the moon comes a-peepin' o'er the hill.

2. If all the owls am hooting,
And all the bullfrogs grumbling,
Makin' night feel queer,
You must not let it scare you,
For I'll be there to meet you.
Honey, have no fear.
'Way off yonder far away,
A-shining jes' as bright as day,
Mister Moon will be a-watching,
Honey, jes' to light the way.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Moon, moon, beautiful moon...'
From: GUEST,Danielle Tod
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 06:02 AM

Hello - I got goose bumps reading this request as my nan who passed away on Thursday at 91yrs used to sing this to my sister and I as a child and we are trying to source it for her funeral. Did anyone have any luck with it? Fingers are crossed. If so, please let me know: daniellehouten@hotmail.com
Many thanks
Danielle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Moon, moon, beautiful moon...'
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 07:58 AM

By the way, the song 'I'm such a silly when the moon comes out' is by Lionel Monckton from the musical play 'Our Miss Gibbs'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Moon, moon, beautiful moon...'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Jan 12 - 07:19 PM

The US Catalog of Copyright Entries lists:

MOON, MOON, BEAUTIFUL MOON
Words by O. Roaten, music by Lee Darnelle
New Albany, Miss: Olivia Roaten, ©1931.
Unpublished*


* I think that means it was not published as sheet music at the time the copyright was registered; it probably appeared first in another form, such as a recording or a movie soundtrack. Maybe sheet music was published later; maybe not.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Moon, moon, beautiful moon...'
From: vindelis
Date: 30 Nov 12 - 06:07 PM

I am looking for this one also.
The first line, to my knowledge is: "Shadows are falling and daylight is passed,
Beautiful evening is with us at last," -I cannot remember the next two lines, only the tune. The Chorus as I remember:
"Moon, moon,beautiful moon,
Rising, rising,rising still,
Over the City and over the hill
And creeping and peeping where children lie sleeping,
Moon, beautiful moon. I think there is another verse but cannot remember it. I sang it at a Methodist Sunday school anniversary about fourty-five years ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Moon, moon, beautiful moon...'
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Nov 12 - 06:46 PM

It may first have been known as Moonrise. I just tripped over the following which dates to 1928.

The link below will open to a newspaper page. To the immediate left of an advertisement entitled OPPORTUNITY (in bold letters) is a heading entitled Selected Verses.

The link is

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/page/2986170

Please note again that the link seems to be to an Australian paper.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Moon, moon, beautiful moon...'
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Nov 12 - 07:05 PM

MOONRISE

Shadows are falling and daylight is past;
Beautiful evening is with us at last;
All the wide heavens with silver are dressed;
Night winds are kissing the flowers to rest.

Forest leaves rustle in quivering light;
Sing, all ye nightingales, lo it is night;
Sing to our Father your praises on high--
Praise for His beautiful moon in the sky.

Moon, moon, beautiful moon!
Rising, rising, rising still
Over the city and field and hill,
And creeping, and peeping, where children are sleeping
Moon, beautiful moon.

(It was I think contributed--sent in--to the paper by someone named Theodora Wilson Wilson [sic] and published Monday, March 12, 1928 on page 10 of the Cairns Post [which was/is a town on Australia's north coast in Queensland].)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Moon, moon, beautiful moon...'
From: GUEST,999
Date: 01 Dec 12 - 01:51 PM

PS: I sent an email to the following poster.


Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Moon, moon, beautiful moon...'
From: GUEST,Danielle Tod
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 06:02 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Moon, moon, beautiful moon...'
From: GUEST,Hilary
Date: 07 Aug 14 - 01:01 AM

We sang this in the 1950's at my school. I cannot remember all the words but I do remember the tune and words of the chorus.

Moon, Moon, beautiful moon
Rising, rising, rising still,
Over valley, field and hill,
Keeking and peeking where children lie sleeping,
Moon, beautiful moon.

Wish I could find the rest of the words myself!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Moon, moon, beautiful moon...'
From: GUEST,Cath
Date: 21 Jul 16 - 05:57 AM

Shadows are falling and daylight is past
Beautiful evening is with us at last
All the wide heavens in silver are dressed
Night winds are kissing the flowers to rest.
Moon, moon, beautiful moon
Rising, rising rising still
Over field and valley and hill
And creeping and peeping wjere children are sleeping
Moon, beautiful moon.

My dad sang this to me and I sing it to my grand-children


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Moon, moon, beautiful moon...'
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 02 Jul 17 - 05:15 PM

I remember this song from my junior school in Luton, Bedfordshire, in about 1957. We had 7 girls called Susan in our class (!) and one of these Susans used to sing this as a 'party-piece'. I remember only the words to the 'chorus' but I remember all the tune and could write this out quite easily.


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