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02 - Shine On Harvest Moon

Artist: Leon Redbone

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The night was mighty dark so you could hardly see, For the moon refused to shine.

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Couple sitting underneath a willow tree, For love they pine.

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The little maid was kinda 'fraid of darkness, so She said, "I guess I'll go."

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The boy began to sigh, looked up in the sky, And told the moon his little tale of woe.

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Oh, Shine on, shine on, harvest moon Up in the sky;

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I ain't had no lovin' since January, February, June or Ju---ly.

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Snow time ain't no time to stay outdoors and spoon, so

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shine on, shine on, harvest moon, for me and my gal."

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I can't see why a boy should sight when by his side Is a girl he loves so true;

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All he has to say is, "Won't you be my bride, for I love you."

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But why should I be telling you this secret when I know that you can guess?

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Harvest moon will smile, shine on all the while, If the little girl should answer "Yes"!

Note: The months in the chorus have been sung is several different orders. The Ada Jones and Billy Murray song linked on this article has: April, January, Ju-une or July

Leon Redbone's cover on his album Double Time had the lyric as: January, February, June or July.
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