Shine on, Harvest Moon

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Shine On, Harvest Moon

Words by Jack Norworth Music by Nora Bayes 1908 Hear the Fabulous Heftones sing their 2004 version from their Moon June Spoon album View c1908 sheet music from the Lester S. Levy Collection at Johns Hopkins University.
[Verse 1] Em The night was mighty dark so you could hardly see, B7 Em For the moon refused to shine, Em Couple sitting underneath a willow tree, A7 D For love they pined, D7 The maid was afraid of the darkness G So she said, "I guess I'll go," A7 Boy began to sigh, Looked up at the sky, D7 Told the moon his little tale of woe. [CHORUS] E7 A7 Shine on, shine on harvest moon up in the sky. D7 I ain't had no lovin' G Since April, January June or July, E7 A7 Snow time ain't no time to stay out doors and spoon, D7 G So, shine on, shine on, harvest moon, D7 G For me and my gal. [Verse 2] Em I can't see why a boy should sigh, when by his side B7 Em is the one he love so true, Em when All he has to say is "Won't you be my bride, A7 D For you know I love you" D7 Why should I tell all my secrets G When I know you you ought to guess, A7 the Harvest moon will smile, Shine on all the while, D7 If the special one should answer "Yes." (CHORUS)