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Thread #15710   Message #1938393
Posted By: GUEST
16-Jan-07 - 12:10 PM
Thread Name: Origins: I See the Moon, The Moon Sees Me
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I See the Moon, The Moon Sees Me
As many of you have mentioned, your parents or grand parents have sung this song when you were kids. I remember my parents singing this song as we headed out of Albuquerque to visit my aunt and uncle in the Sandia mountians. The version I remember is only a slight variation of what has been posted:

I see the moon, the moon sees me
Shining down through an old oak tree
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love

I had always hoped there was more to it but alas, it seems to be a folk phenomenon.

I am a songwriter in Fort Worth and I write at least one Chirstmas song each year. I wanted to write a Christmas song using this melody and the basic idea in the verses. I assume this is public domain material.

In my song, the chorus is a new melody that complements the verses: You can find a couple of my Christmas songs on soundclick.com'austinstageline


Shine, shine Christams light
copyright 2006 by Samuel Joseph Harris

I see the moon, the moon sees me
Shining down through my Christmas tree
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love

Chorus:
Shine, shine Christmas light
Shine on my love tonight
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love

I see a star shining in the East
Shining down on the baby and me
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love

Chorus:
Shine, shine Christmas light
Shine on the world tonight
Pleas let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love

I see the Child, and the Child I see
In Mary's arms, He smiles at me
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love

Chorus:
Shine, shine Christmas light
Shine on the world tonight
Pleas let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love