Mudcat Café message #2117906 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15710   Message #2117906
Posted By: GUEST,Judi
02-Aug-07 - 10:01 PM
Thread Name: Origins: I See the Moon, The Moon Sees Me
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I See the Moon, The Moon Sees Me
My mother used to sing this song as a lullaby to me 40-some years ago, and it never occured to me that it was something others might know. What fun to read the other versions. My mother sang only one verse, with a slight variation in the second line.

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

Over the mountains, over the sea,
Back where my heart is longing to be.
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love.

Whenever I'm in the throes of a romance and see a beautiful, yellow moon, I sing it to myself, changing the tree to whatever I happen to be under. Thanks for all your stories!