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I See The Moon

I see the moon, the moon sees me,
Down through the leaves of 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.

I hear the lark, the lark hears me,
Singing from the leaves of the old oak tree.
Oh, let the lark that sings to me,
Sing to the one I love.

Over the mountains, over the sea,
Back where my heart is longing to be.
Oh, let the lark that sings to me,
Sing to the one I love.

Original Version

I see the moon, and the moon sees me,
God bless the moon, and God bless me!

Origin of I See The Moon

I See The Moon is a lullaby which was published in 1866 as part of Gammer Gurton’s Garland, “A Choice Collection of Pretty Songs and Verses for the Amusement of all Little Good Children who can neither read nor run”. Supposedly, it references an even earlier text published in 1783 making this a very old lullaby.

The original two-line version became expanded over the years to become the version printed above, attributed to Meredith Willson who was an American composer who lived between 1902 and 1984.

I see the moon has been recorded by various other artists, most notably The Mariners (1952) in the United States and The Stargazers (1954) in the United Kingdom.

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