SHINE ON HARVEST MOON

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SHINE ON HARVEST MOON
“Shine On, Harvest Moon” is the name of a popular early-1900s song credited to Jack
Norworth and his wife Nora Bayes. It was one of a series of moon related Tin Pan Alley
songs of the era. The song was debuted by the composers in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1908
to great acclaim. It became a pop standard, still very familiar some 40 years later, and
continues to be performed and recorded occasionally into the 21st century.
The night was mighty dark so you could hardly see
For the moon refused to shine
Couple sitting underneath the willow tree
For love, they pined
Little May was kinda ‘fraid of darkness
So she says “I guess i’ll go.”
Boy began to sigh, looked up to the sky
Told the sky his little tale of woe
So shine on
Shine on harvest moon
Up in the sky
I ain’t had no lovin’ since January, February, 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
Snow time ain’t no time to stay outdoors and spoon
So shine on
Shine on harvest moon for me and my gal