Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Harvest Moon



Tonight, we will have a harvest moon, the full moon before the autumnal equinox, which comes next Sunday.  The Farmer's Almanac says it got it name because farmers used the moonlight to finish harvesting their crops.

Most of the people I know don't have any crops to harvest, but hopefully, you can go outside to see it.  Maybe you could take a walk with someone you love and sing this song.

Shine On, Harvest Moon
             Lyrics by Jeff Richmond, Nora Bayes, Jack Norworth
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 Maid was kinda 'fraid of darkness
So she says "I think i'll go."
Boy began to sigh, looked up to the sky
Told the moon 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.