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GUEST,Tom Lyr Req: How Pretty the Moon Looks Tonight (38) Lyr Add: NEW MOON SONG (how pretty the moon) 30 Nov 04


My grandmother [born about 1895] sang the version below and said her grandfather, Lanceford Bramlett Wilkes, had learned it from his mother as a child in Kentucky.

Tom Farley

NEW MOON SONG

Oh mother, how pretty the moon looks tonight.
She was never so cunning before.
Her two little horns are so sharp and so bright,
I hope they won't grow any more.

If I were up there with you and my friends,
Oh what a fine cradle t'would be.
We'd sit in the middle and hold by both ends,
And on the next rainbow come ho-o-o-ome.

We'd sit in the middle and hold by both ends,
And on the next rainbow come home.


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