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31 Days of Summer, Day 24: Sail along on “Moonlight Bay”

This very popular song of 1912 has been sung in many, many movies, even Looney Tunes cartoons. Many people recognize the chorus, but the verses are more obscure. A bit more romantic than today’s “I know you wanna be my main chick,” dontcha think?

Voices hum, crooning over Moonlight Bay
Banjos strum, tuning while the moonbeams play
All alone, unknown they find me
Memories like these remind me
Of the girl I left behind me
Down on Moonlight Bay
We were sailing along
On Moonlight Bay
We could hear the voices ringing
They seemed to say:
“You have stolen her heart”
“Now don’t go ‘way!”
As we sang love’s old sweet song
On Moonlight Bay

Candle lights gleaming on the silent shore

Lonely nights, dreaming till we meet once more
Far apart, her heart, is yearning
With a sigh for my returning
With the light of love still burning
As in of days of yore
We were sailing along
On Moonlight Bay
We could hear the voices ringing
They seemed to say:
“You have stolen her heart”
“Now don’t go ‘way!”
As we sang love’s old sweet song
On Moonlight Bay
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