Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York (1367-9 Broadway, New York) : York Music Co., ©1911.

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[Verse 1]
Honey dear, this nook is lonely,
I have a fear,
Someone is near, let’s move from here.
I would feel funny if someone were to hear
Sweet nothings that you whisper in my ear.
The moon is shining, folks can’t help but know,
Bid him “good-night” and then, perhaps he’ll go.

Good-night, good-night Mister Moon, hide your face so we can spoon;
We just can’t make love in front of you,
Don’t you see that we are bashful too?
Good-night, good-night Mister Moon,
Close your bright eyes!
Won’t you go to sleep?
And don’t you dare peep!
Good-night, (good-night, good-night,)
Mister Moon

[Verse 2]
Honey dear, the winds are blowing,
I have a fear,
Raindrops are near, it’s lightning dear;
I can hear thunder, we must run home quick dear,
‘Cause mother doesn’t worry when you’re near.
The moon’s so angry, tears he has to shed,
He know just what we meant when we both said:



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