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Lyr Req: the moon was shining brightly

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And the Moon Was Shining Clear (And the Moon Shone Bright and Clearly in DT)


Tony C , OR, U.S.A 17 Sep 99 - 08:18 AM
Jon Freeman 17 Sep 99 - 09:13 AM
Bert 17 Sep 99 - 09:16 AM
Jon Freeman 17 Sep 99 - 11:01 AM
Lesley N. 17 Sep 99 - 03:28 PM
Bruno 17 Sep 99 - 04:12 PM
Gene 17 Sep 99 - 08:55 PM
GUEST,Ronnie McKenna 02 Sep 09 - 02:28 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 02 Sep 09 - 02:50 PM
Steve Gardham 02 Sep 09 - 06:38 PM
GUEST,anita hatfield 28 Mar 11 - 06:47 AM
Charley Noble 28 Mar 11 - 09:56 AM
GUEST,sleepyjon-lost-cookie 28 Mar 11 - 06:38 PM
Jim Dixon 30 Mar 11 - 02:16 PM
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Subject: the moon was shining brightly
From: Tony C , OR, U.S.A
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 08:18 AM

I know a couple of verses but could somebody please post me the complete lyrics. I am not even sure of the title,hoever I think its THE MOON WAS SHINING BRIGHTLY


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the moon was shining brightly
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 09:13 AM

If it is the one I am thinking of, it is in the DT database and is called "And the Moon Shone Bright and Clearly"

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the moon was shining brightly
From: Bert
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 09:16 AM

'Twas of a young apprentice,
who went to court his dear
The moon was shining brightly
the stars were twinkling clear...

This one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the moon was shining brightly
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 11:01 AM

Bert, I've not come acrross your suggestion but looking at the words, is this related to Home Boys Home? Those lines could be sung to that tune...

It always amazes me how a few words can get us thinking of so many different songs. The one I first had thought of has a sort of chorus:

It's oot the barn and o'er the hill,
Through the dark, and there's the still,
A cup in yer hand an' drink yer fill,
And the moon was shinin'...clear.

And another song (Corn Rigs) that I know has the verse:

The sky was blue, the wind was still,
The moon was shining clearly.
I set her down wi' right good will
Amang the rigs o' barley.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the moon was shining brightly
From: Lesley N.
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 03:28 PM

The Spinning Wheel also has the moon shining brightly.... There are a couple of versions in the database...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the moon was shining brightly
From: Bruno
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 04:12 PM

There´s a song from The Battlefield Band called "Shining Clear". You can find it on their record "There´s a Buzz". The words of the song are from the poem of Robert Louis Stevenson called "A Mile and a bitock". Maybe it´s the one you´re looking for.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the moon was shining brightly
From: Gene
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 08:55 PM

Well, Tony C. if you post the 2 verses you know
I'd almost bet a dollar against a doughnut
someone here will fill in the rest...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the moon was shining brightly
From: GUEST,Ronnie McKenna
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 02:28 PM

@Tony C: So you mean this one, don't you?

http://mog.com/music/The_Battlefield_Band/There's_a_Buzz/Shining_Clear

By a strange Coincidence, I had thought about that song myself this morning *snif* O Sweet Childhood Memories...

http://sniff.numachi.com/pages/tiMOONCLER.html

@Gene: So it may have lasted almost exactly a decade (according to the imprssion that nobody posted a new reply since then), but it seems to me that you won! ;-)

P. S: I'm using a Nickname :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the moon was shining brightly
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 02:50 PM

The Chinese song- no?

The moon was shining brightly
The old lady lit a fire to make tea,
A cup of tea,
And a cup of wine.
The trumpet played ticktick tacktack
as she was taking a daughter-in-law.

She took a short and bulky daughter-in-law
Who cooked delicious food.

Etc., she took various daughters-in-law of varying quality...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the moon was shining brightly
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 06:38 PM

I know the OP disappeared 10 yrs ago but what the hell. The exact words also appear in 'The Miner's Dream of Home' by Leo Dryden.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the moon was shining brightly
From: GUEST,anita hatfield
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 06:47 AM

A bit belated but having just found it myself I'll post it, with the translations

Shining clear - A Mile and a Bittock
Here is a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson which describes with humour and accuracy, the return of three friends from "having a wee refreshment"

Chorus (Dougie Pincock of Battlefield Band - also the tune)
It's oot the barn and o'er the hill,
Through the dark, and there's the still,
A cup in yer hand an' drink yer fill,
And the moon was shinin'...clear.

Verses RLS

A mile an' a bittock, a mile or twa,
Abune the burn, ayont the law,
Davie an' Donal' an' Cherlie an' a',
An' the mune was shinin' clearly!

Ane went hame wi' the ither, an' then
The ither went hame wi' the ither twa men,
An' baith wad return him the service again,
An' the mune was shinin' clearly!

The clocks were chappin' in house an' ha',
Eleeven, twal' an' ane an' twa;
An' the guidman's face was turnt to the wa',
An' the mune was shinin' clearly!

Noo, Davie was first to get sleep in his head,
'The best o' frien's maun twine,' he said;
'I'm weariet, an' here I'm awa' to my bed,'
An' the mune was shinin' clearly!

Twa o' them walkin' an' crackin' their lane,
The mornin' licht cam grey an' plain,
An' the birds they yammert on stick an' stane,
An the mune was shinin' clearly!

O years ayont, O years awa',
My lads, ye'll mind whateter befa' -
My lads, ye'll mind on the beild o' the law,
When the mune was shinin' clearly.

Scottish Poetry Selection
Meaning of unusual words:
bittock=a little bit
abune=above
ayont=beyond
law=hill
chappin'=striking
guidman=husband
twine=separate
weariet=tired
crackin'=gossiping
there lane=alone
yammert=clamoured
ayont=beyond
beild=shelter
Return to the Index of Scottish Poetry Selection


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the moon was shining brightly
From: Charley Noble
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 09:56 AM

"It was midnight on the ocean not a street car was in sight,
...and the moon was shining bright..."

Too bad old Tony never acknowledged all this hard work.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the moon was shining brightly
From: GUEST,sleepyjon-lost-cookie
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 06:38 PM

"Oh the moon was shining brightly
And it shone as it had never shone before.
If you see my mother, tell her gently
We have been and left the baby on the shore."

I know that the version I have is not the original (a music hall song) - it had "evolved" in the singing of a gathering of men (and women) who were old when I was a lad and who closed their regular Saturday night sings with it in a little village pub with a neglected piano on which I earned many a free pint back in the fifties and sixties.

Happy days!

SJ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the moon was shining brightly
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Mar 11 - 02:16 PM

There's another thread about this song: Lyr Req: A Mile an' a Bittock / Shining Clear and a copy of the lyrics there as well.


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