Digital Tradition Mirror

Shine on, Harvest Moon

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Shine on, Harvest Moon
(Bayes and Norworth)

The night was mighty dark so you could hardly see.
For the moon refused to shine.
Couple sitting underneath a willow tree,
For love they pine.
Little maid was kind afraid of darkness so she said,
"I guess I'll go."
Boy began to sigh,
Looked up at the sky,
Told the moon his little tale of woe.

cho:      Oh, Shine on, shine on harvest moon, up in the sky,
     I ain't had no lovin' since April January June or July,
     Snow time ain't no time to stay outdoors and spoon,
     So shine on,  shine on harvest moon, for me and my gal.

I can't see why a boy should sigh where by his side
Is the girl he loves so true
All he has to say is, "Won't you be my bride
For I love you.
Why should I be telling you this secret
When I know that you can guess?
Harvest moon will smile
Shine on all the while
If the little girl should answer,"Yes."


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