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Lyr Req/Add: Blue Moon (R Rodgers, L Hart)

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acormack@opers.iinet.net.au 23 Nov 97 - 12:47 AM
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Musicman 30 Jan 99 - 02:13 AM
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Subject: Blue Moon ~ Words please?
From: acormack@opers.iinet.net.au
Date: 23 Nov 97 - 12:47 AM

Can someone please post the words to the old standard "Blue Moon"?

Thanks

Anne Cormack


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Subject: ADD: Blue Moon (Rodgers & Hart)
From: steve (folkie@synapse.net)
Date: 23 Nov 97 - 02:18 AM

An abridged version is on page 77 of the folksinger's handbook, Rise Up Singing.
    BLUE MOON
    (lyrics: Lorenz Hart, Music: Richard Rodgers)

    Blue moon, you saw me standing alone
    Without a dream in my heart
    Without a love of my own
    Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for
    You saw me saying a prayer for
    Someone I really could care for

    And then there suddenly appeared before me
    The only one my arms will ever hold
    I heard somebody whisper please adore me
    And when I looked the moon had turned to gold!

    Blue moon, now I'm no longer alone
    Without a dream in my heart
    Without a love of my own


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Subject: Blue Moon
From: WeRGemini@aol.com
Date: 30 Jan 99 - 12:56 AM

Hi there - seeing that we'll be having a blue moon on Sunday, I'm desperately searching for the lyrics to "Blue Moon" (you saw me standing alone...). I'd love to sing it at a music gathering here in L.A. Can anybody help?

Thanks! Renata, at WeRGemini@aol.com


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Subject: RE: Blue Moon
From: Musicman
Date: 30 Jan 99 - 02:13 AM

"Blue Moon,
You saw me standing alone,
without a dream in my heart,
without a song of my own.

Blue moon,
you knew just what I was there for,
You saw me saying a prayer for,
someone I really could care for.

And then there suddenly appeared before me,
The only one my heart would ever hold,
I heard somebody whisper please adore me,
and when I looked the moon had turned to gold!

Blue moon,
now I'm no longer alone,
Without a dream in my heart,
without a song of my own."

I'm 99% sure of the words singing from memory, only i can't type as fast as I sing, and my song book is several miles away.

Enjoy,

Musicman


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Subject: RE: Blue Moon
From: alison
Date: 30 Jan 99 - 02:47 AM

Hi,

That's more or less as I remember it. Except the last line (of the first and last verse) should be, "without a love of my own."

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Blue Moon
From: Musicman
Date: 30 Jan 99 - 04:27 AM

I stand corrected.....sheepishly.....


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Subject: RE: Blue Moon
From: alison
Date: 30 Jan 99 - 08:29 AM

Hi,

We used to have a regular at our folk club, (are you still out there Mandola man?)... he used to sing this. He claimed it WAS a folk song because everyone knew the words and could join in....... I like that sort of attitude.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Blue Moon
From: katmuse
Date: 30 Jan 99 - 09:11 AM

Without getting into the perpetual discussion of "what _is_ REALLY a folk song" -- in case anyone is interested, "Blue Moon" is by Richard Rodgers (music) and Lorenz (Larry) Hart (lyrics), from I forget which Broadway musical of ca. the 1930s -- I think maybe "Jumbo," if I remember accurately the drawing on the page of my Rodgers & Hart Songbook. Wonderful song, no matter which category it gets put in.

Could use another Hart-felt verse, though, if anyone happens to be as clever with lyrics as Larry was.

You have 2 chances to sing it this year (3, if you count Valentine's Day): there's a second blue moon in March (I just found this out from Jack Horkheimer's "Star Gazer" program on my local PBS channel).


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Subject: RE: Blue Moon
From: rich r
Date: 30 Jan 99 - 10:47 AM

If you don't get the song learned right now, there will be another Blue Moon in March of this year a rather unusual calendaric-astronomic conjunction. You might want to dig out Nanci Griffith's "Once In a Very Blue Moon". There won't be any more until after Y2K

rich r


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Subject: RE: Blue Moon
From: Renata
Date: 30 Jan 99 - 12:34 PM

Hi all you wonderful people who replied to my request!

Thank you so very much for the lyrics to "Blue Moon" - my partner (just about the best guitar player in the world, I'm so lucky!) is practising as we speak. Nice to know the song will come in handy again in March! We belong to a folk music club in the L.A. area called "Songmakers", and we have regular "hoots" most weekends. We even have a home page, if anybody would like to check it out (that's where I got the Mudcat Cafe link) at "apc.net/songmakers"

Thanks again. I was overwhelmed by all the responses! This is just great!

Love, Renata


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Subject: ADD: Blue Moon (Rodgers & Hart)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jan 99 - 03:15 PM

Hmmmm. a forum search discloses that requests for this song come up once in a blue....
The song, written by Rodgers & Hart in 1934, actually has verses:
BLUE MOON
(Richard Rodgers, music; Lorenz Hart, lyrics)

Verse 1
Once upon a time,
Before I took up smiling,
I hated the moonlight!
Shadows of the night
That poets find beguiling
Seemed flat as the moonlight.
With no one to stay up for,
I went to sleep at ten.
Life was a bitter cup for
The saddest of all men.
    Refrain
    Blue Moon,
    You saw me standing alone,
    Without a dream in my heart,
    Without a love of my own.
    Blue moon,
    You knew just what I was there for,
    You heard me saying a prayer for,
    Someone I really could care for.
    And then there suddenly appeared before me,
    The only one my arms will ever hold,
    I heard somebody whisper, "Please adore me,"
    And when I looked,
    The moon had turned to gold!
    Blue moon,
    Now I'm no longer alone,
    Without a dream in my heart,
    Without a love of my own.
Verse 2
Once upon a time,
My heart was just an organ.
My life had no mission.
Now that I have you,
To be rich as Morgan
Is my one ambition.
Once I woke at seven,
Hating the morning light
Now I awake in Heaven
And all the world's all right.
Repeat Refrain

-Joe Offer-
Post revised 8 January 2005.

Source: Reading Lyrics, Gottlieb & Kimball, 2000
also: The Complete Lyrics of Lorenz Hart, edited by Dorothy Hart and Robert Kimball.


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Subject: RE: Blue Moon
From: harpgirl
Date: 01 Aug 04 - 02:17 AM

peat


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Subject: RE: Blue Moon
From: JennyO
Date: 01 Aug 04 - 02:22 AM

This thread would not be complete without this version of Blue Moon, complete with all the do wahs, which I posted on another thread a few minutes ago.


Blue Moon
By SHA-NA-NA
Album: GREASE - The Original Soundtrack From the Motion Picture

Blue-ue moon
(Blue blue blue blue moon)
You saw me standing alone
(Blue blue blue blue moon)
Without a dream in my heart
(Blue blue blue blue moon)
Without a love of my own
(Bahhh-ah)

Blue-ue moon
(Blue blue blue blue moon)
You knew just what I was there for
(Doo-doo-doo, blue blue blue blue moon)
You heard me saying a prayer for
(Doo-doo-doo, blue blue blue blue moon)
Someone I really could care for
(Doo-doo-doo, Do-do-do-do-wah-wah-wah-wah-ah)

And then suddenly - appear-eared - before-ore-ore me
(Doo-do-do-do, Doo-do-do-do, Doo-do-do-do, Doo-do-do-do ...)
(Wooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
The only one - my arms could e-ver ho-o-o-old
(Doo-do-do-do, Doo-do-do-do, Doo-do-do-do, Doo-do-do-do ...)
(Wooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
I heard somebody - whisper plea-ease - adore-ore-ore me
(Doo-do-do-do, Doo-do-do-do, Doo-do-do-do, Doo-do-do-do ...)
(Wooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
But when I looked - that moon had turned to go-o-old

Woh-woh-woh, Blue-ue moon
(Blue blue blue blue moon)
Now I'm no longer alone
(Doo-doo-doo, blue blue blue blue moon)
Without a dream in my heart
(Doo-doo-doo, blue blue blue blue moon)
Without a love of my own
(Doo-doo, blue blue blue blue moon)
Without a love of my own
(Doo-doo-doo, Do-do-do-do-wah-wah-wah-wah-ah)

Blue moon ...


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Subject: RE: Blue Moon
From: masato sakurai
Date: 01 Aug 04 - 04:03 AM

Bob Dylan sang this song too (click here).


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Subject: RE: Blue Moon
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 01 Aug 04 - 06:04 AM

Try this:

Blue Moon,
You saw me standing alone,
without a dream in my heart,
without a song of my own.

At the same time, get someone to sing:
Sha-boom-sha-boom (sha nananananananananana (4 times, repeat ad nauseum)

At the same time, get someone else to sing this:
Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly
I gotta love one man till I die
Can't help lovin' that man of mine


It works! It's cool! It gets an audience warmed up for singing, and possibly eating out of your hand!

Allison


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Subject: GuitarGuy's Version
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Aug 04 - 11:51 AM

http://www.theguitarguy.com/bluemoon.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Moon
From: GUEST,mike
Date: 07 Jan 05 - 07:05 PM

i can sing this song whenever i want seen as it is the anthem of manchester city football club, who sang the original i want to download it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Moon
From: PoppaGator
Date: 07 Jan 05 - 08:08 PM

The wonderful "doo-wop" version of Blue Moon, for which JennyO provided camplete lyrics back in August, is properly credited to the Marcells, who recorded it sometime in the late 1950's. (I'd guess '57 or '58, but I can't be sure.)

Sha Na Na were revivalists who covered a great many '50s classics a decade or so later, with a slightly condescending but basically good-natured "camp" attitude. Their dancing was probably more important to their act than their singing, and they did everything a little too fast.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Moon
From: GUEST,Murray MacLeod
Date: 07 Jan 05 - 08:36 PM

The Marcels (sic) released their version in 1961.

Still one of my favourite pop records of all time.

Sam Cooke recorded a fine version of the song as well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Moon
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 08 Jan 05 - 03:36 PM

Just been sung on BBC (the lottery programme) by a certain Rod Stewart.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Moon
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 01:39 AM

    Blue, blue blue, blue moon
    Bop-a-da, bop-a-da
    Blue, blue blue, blue moon
    Bop-a-da, bop-a-da

    Bop-a-da, bop-a-da
    Ding-a-dong ding
    Rang-a dang-dang

    Blue, blue, blue, blue moon.....



Or was that LAST night?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Moon
From: Jim Lad
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 02:40 AM

Ba Bo Ba
B B Ba Bo Ba
Fedangy Dong Dang
Fedangy Dong Dang
Fedangy Dong Dang Dong Dang

Blue Moon You saw me .....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Moon
From: clueless don
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 08:32 AM

You mean:

bomb ba-ba-bomb
ba-bomb ba-bomb bomb
ba-ba-bomb ba-ba-bomb
ba-dangy dang dang
ga-dingy dong ding
blue moon, blue moon, blue moon..
dip da-dip da-dip
blue blue blue
blue moon..
dip da-dip da-dip
blue blue blue
blue moon..
dip da-dip da-dip
bomb ba-ba-bomb
ba-bomb ba-bomb bomb
ba-ba-bomb ba-ba-bomb
ba-dangy dang dang
ga-dingy dong

Blu-ue Moon, You saw me ... [etc.]


I suppose the "dip da-dip da-dip" passage may actually be "dip di-dip di-dip", but who pays attention to these things?

Don


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