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Good Night Mr. Moon
words by Eli. Dawson music by Albert Von Tilzer
The York Music Co. albert Von Tilzer, M'g'r.
1367-9 Broadway, N.Y.

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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.

Goodnight, goodnight 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?
Goodnight, goodnight Mister Moon,
Close your bright eyes!
Won’t you go to sleep?
And don’t you dare to peep!

Goodnight, Mister Moon.
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 knew just what we both said:



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